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2 Augustus RPC 162912 viewsAUGUSTUS
Æ22, Macedon, Amphipolis, 27 BC-14 AD

Bare head of Augustus r. / Artemis Tauropolos riding a bull right, holding a veil over her head.

RPC I 1629; SNG ANS 160
RI0012
Sosius
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Kings of Macedon, Alexander III the Great, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Amphipolis Mint under Antipater86 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress.
AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; janiform head vase in left field. Graffiti in upper left field - Aramaic kaph (k) and sadhe (s).

Price 6; Troxell, Studies, Issue A3; SNG Cop 660; Muller 853.
Struck at Amphipolis in the period 332-329 BC.

(29 mm, 17.15 g, 2h)

This is one of the first emissions of Alexander’s coinage struck in his homeland, albeit about three years after he departed for Asia Minor. Recent scholarship places the start of Alexander’s distinctive coinage in 333/2 BC at Tarsos, in eastern Asia Minor, shortly after which the design was transferred to Macedonia where Alexander’s coinage was struck under the authority of his regent in Greece, Antipater. Die studies indicate that this coin was from the fourth tetradrachm emission of a mint in Macedonia, most probably Amphipolis. It was most probably struck in the period 332-329 BC. The Aramaic graffiti on the reverse, plus the obverse reverse rim test cut are pointers to the likelihood that this coin travelled beyond its location of issue in Macedonia, into the eastern Mediterranean where Aramaic was the main spoken language.
3 commentsn.igma
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(02) AUGUSTUS--AMPHIPOLIS38 views27 BC - 14 AD
AE 20 mm 6.78 g
O: Augustus, head right
R: Artemis Tauropolis riding bull, right, and holding veil above head; DHMOV below bull
Macedon, Amphipolis
AMNG III, 71 (1 ex., Berlin); Varbanov (engl.) 3130 var. (has CEBACTOV)
laney
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(02) AUGUSTUS--AMPHIPOLIS21 views27 BC - 14 AD
AE 16 mm, 5.47 g
O: Augustus, head right
R: Artemis Tauropolis riding bull, right, and holding veil above head
Macedon, Amphipolis
laney
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(02) AUGUSTUS--AMPHIPOLIS25 views27 BC - 14 AD
AE 21 mm max., 7.63 g
O: Augustus, head right
R: Artemis Tauropolis riding bull, right, and holding veil above head
Macedon, Amphipolis
RPC 1630
laney
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002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Macedon, Amphipolis, RPC 1626, AE-20, AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN, Artemis on bull right,63 views002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Macedon, Amphipolis, RPC 1626, AE-20, AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN, Artemis on bull right,
avers:- KAIΣAP ΘEOY YIOΣ (retrograd), Bare head right.
revers:- AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN, Artemis Tauropolos with inflated veil, riding on bull right.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 19-21 mm, weight: 12,68g, axis:0h,
mint: Macedon, Amphipolis, date: 15 B.C., ref: RPC 1626, Varbanov 3112,
Q-001
quadrans
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002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Macedon, Amphipolis, RPC 1629, AE-21, AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN, Artemis on bull right,62 views002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Macedon, Amphipolis, RPC 1629, AE-21, AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN, Artemis on bull right,
avers:- KAIΣAPOΣ-ΣEBAΣTOY, Bare head right.
revers:- AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN, Artemis Tauropolos with inflated veil, riding on bull right.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 20-22 mm, weight: 9,56g, axis:0h,
mint: Macedon, Amphipolis, date: 15 B.C., ref: RPC 1629, Varbanov 3113,
Q-001
quadrans
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01-70 - Amphipolis - Macedonia - AUGUSTO (27 A.C. - 14 D.C.)18 viewsAE22 22 mm 6.9 gr.

Anv: " ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΘΕΟΥ ΥΙΟΣ" (Leyenda anti-horaria)- Busto a cabeza desnuda viendo a derecha.
Rev: "ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛEΙΤΩΝ." - Europa/Artemisa Taurópodo cabalgando a derecha sobre un toro.

Acuñada 31-30 A.C.
Ceca: Amfípolis - Macedonia

Referencias: RPC I #1626 - SNG Cop #92 - Sear GICTV #29 Pag.4 - SNG ANS #160-165 - BMC #73 - Moushmov #6035
mdelvalle
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0161 - 1/2 AE Alexander III the Great 336-23 BC42 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, eagle on thunderbolt r., head turned; above, crescent.

AE, 17.1 mm, 3.59 g
Mint: Amphipolis.
Price 91b
ex-Numismatik Lanz, eBay jan 2012 - art. #230732403614
dafnis
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06. "Amphipolis": Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.34 viewsTetradrachm, ca 320 - 317 BC, "Amphipolis" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Branch of laurel at left, Π under throne.
17.33 gm., 25 mm.
P. #124; M. #560.

Alexander appointed Antipater regent in Macedon during his absence. After Alexander's death in 323 BC, Antipater continued ruling as regent until his own death in 319 BC. Most coins issued in Macedon during this time continued to be in the name of Alexander.
Callimachus
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0ac Conquest of Macedonia13 viewsPaullus Aemilius Lepidus, moneyer
109-100 BC

Denarius

Veiled head of Concord, right, PAVLLVS LEPIDVS CONCORDIA
TER above trophy, L. Aemelius Lepidus on right, Perseus and his two sons as prisoners on left, PAVLLVS in ex.

Seaby, Aemelia 10

L. Aemelius Paullus defeated the Macedonians in 168 BC and brought Perseus and his sons to Rome to adorn his triumph.

Three days after the battle Perseus arrived at Amphipolis, and from that city he sent heralds with a caduceus to Paulus. In the meanwhile Hippias, Midon, and Pantauchus, the principal men among the king's friends who had fled from the field of battle to Beroea, went and made their surrender to the Roman consul. In the case of others also, their fears prompted them, one after another, to do the same. The consul sent his son Q. Fabius, together with L. Lentulus and Q. Metellus, with despatches to Rome announcing his victory. He gave the spoils taken from the enemy's army lying on the field of battle to the foot soldiers and the plunder from the surrounding country to the cavalry on condition that they were not absent from the camp more than two nights. The camp at Pydna was shifted to a site nearer the sea. First of all Beroea, then Thessalonica and Pella, and almost the whole of Macedonia, city by city, surrendered within two days.

Livy, History of Rome, 44.45
Blindado
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221-179 BC - Philip V - Sear 1394 - Two Goats Reverse108 viewsKing: Philip V of Macedonia (r. 221-179 BC)
Date: 221-179 BC
Size: AE19
Condition: Mediocre

Obverse: Diademed head of Artemis Tauropoulos right

Reverse: AMΦIΠΩΛITΩN above and beneath two goats contending.

Amphipolis, Thrace (Macedonia)
Sear 1394; Lindgren II 934; BMC 36; SNG Cop. 62; ANS 116
4.83g; 19.9mm; 15°
Pep
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33-49 - MARCO AURELIO como Cesar de Antonino Pio (139 - 161 D.C.)17 viewsANFÍPOLIS - Macedonia

AE 18 mm 5.5 gr

Anv: ”[OVHPOC KA]ICAP” – Cabeza desnuda viendo a derecha.
Rev: "AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN” – Artemisa estante de frente viendo a izq. portando larga antorcha en mano derecha.

Acuñada: 147 – 161 D.C.

Referencias: RPC IV #4236 - BMC V #106 - BN Paris #514 - Lingren #993 var. - AMNG III #82 var. - Varbanov #3215
mdelvalle
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5018 MACEDONIA Amphipolis, Antoninus Pius Ae 25 147-61 AD Tyche9 viewsReference
RPC IV 5018 (temp); Köhler-Osbahr 465; Be (Righetti 342)

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑ ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΑΝΤωΝΙΝο[С]
Laureate head of Antoninus Pius

Rev. ΑΜΦΙΠοΛΙС (sic)
Turreted Tyche seated, left, holding patera and extending her drapery

8.13 gr
25 mm
6h
okidoki
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646 MACEDONIA, Amphipolis. Hadrian AE 24 Amphipolis16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 646; AMNG 80, Varbanov 3183 corr.; RPC III pl. 26, 646 (same dies)

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕ
Radiate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΕΙΤωΝ
Amphipolis turreted seated l., holding patera in extended r. hand

8.10 gr
24 mm
6h
okidoki
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649 MACEDONIA, Amphipolis Hadrian AE 19 Artemis standing10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 649/4; BMC 100; Varbanov 3185; Lindgren 982; Moushmov 6075; cf. SNG ANS 182

Obv. ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
laureate head of Hadrian, r.; to r., star

Rev. ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΕΙΤωΝ
Artemis Tauropolos standing l., wearing kalathos, holding long torch in r. hand; on r., shield.

4.26 gr
19 mm
6h

Note.
From the Belgica Collection. Ex Gorny & Mosch 233 (6 October 2015), lot 1892.
okidoki
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649 MACEDONIA, Amphipolis Hadrian AE 21 Artemis standing12 viewsReference.
RPC III, 649; BMC 100; Varbanov 3185; Lindgren 982; Moushmov 6075

Obv. ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
laureate head of Hadrian, r.; to r., star

Rev. ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΕΙΤωΝ
Artemis Tauropolos standing l., wearing kalathos, holding long torch in r. hand; on r., shield.

5.65 gr
19 mm
6h
okidoki
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650 MACEDONIA, Amphipolis. Hadrian AE 21 Artemis16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 650; BMC 99 (pag.55) Varbanov 3181; SNG ANS 181

Obv. KAICAP AΔPIANOC
Bare head right. (adjustment mark ear.)

Rev. AMΦΙΠΟ Λ εΙ Τω Ν
Artemis Tauropolos, holding billowing veil, riding on bull charging right.

6.16 gr
21 mm
okidoki
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651 MACEDONIA, Amphipolis Hadrian AE 20 Artemis standing15 viewsReference.
RPC III, 651; BMC 102; Lindgren 984; SNG ANS -

Obv. ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Hadrian helmeted standing front, head l., r. hand raised, holding parazonium in l.

Rev. ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΕΙΤωΝ
Artemis Tauropolos standing l., wearing kalathos, holding long torch in r. hand and branch in l.

3.63 gr
20 mm
6h
okidoki
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657 MACEDONIA, Amphipolis Hadrian AE 25 Amphipolis17 viewsReverence.
RPC III, 657; AMNG 67; SNG ANS 155. Varnanov 3128; Lindgren 966

Issue Coinage without imperial portrait

Obv. ΚΑΙСΑΡ СΕΒΑСΤΟС
Emperor in military dress standing l., holding spear in r. hand and parazonium in l.

Rev. ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΕΙΤωΝ
Amphipolis turreted seated l., holding patera in extended r. hand and her garment in her left hand.

10.62 gr
25 mm
6h

Note from Leu
RPC assigns this issue to the time of Hadrian based upon fabric, types and letter forms.
okidoki
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AE26 Marc Aurèle/ déesse, Amphipolis 170 ap. J-C30 viewsAE26 de Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 ap. J-C!
frappe Amphipolis, Macédoine, Rare
26 mm- 7.32 gr, patine foncée, haut relief, Etat: TTB+
Droit : AV KAI M AYPH ANTWNEINOC- tête barbue à droite;
Rev.: AMFIPOLEITWN-La déesse de la ville assise à gauche, tenante une patère.
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SNGCop 105 Marcus Aurelius AE25 of Amphipolis, Macedonia. AVT K M AVP ANTWNEINOC, laureate head right / AMFIPOLEITWN, the city-goddess seated left holding patera. BMC 111v. sold
Antonivs Protti
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AE30 de Marcus Aurelius, Amphipolis, 161-180 AP. J-C!35 viewsRare 18.80 gr, patine foncée, haut relief, Etat: TTB

Droit : AVT K M AVP ANTWNEINOC- tête barbue à droite;

Rev.: AMFIPOLEITWN- La déesse de la ville assise à gauche. Le dos de la pièce n'est pas bien nettoyé, sinon haut relief. Etat garantie après nettoyage TTB. SNGCop 105.2.

Antonio Protti
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Alexander III 30 viewsAlexander the Great
Ae 1/2 Amphipolis 325-310 B.C

Obverse:Macedonian shield with thunderbolt at center
Reverse:B-A ;Macedonian helmet; monogram below.

15.88mm 4.12gm

Price 413
Struck under Antipater, Polyperchon or Kassander
maik
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Alexander III551 viewsAlexander III AR Tetradrachm. ‘Amphipolis’ mint. Struck under Kassander, circa 316-314 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; shield in left field, pellet-in-Π below throne. 17.1 g.

Price 136; Troxell, Studies, issue L8.

Thanks for the atribution Lloyd!


Most lifetime issues of Alexander the Great were usualy bulky/thick, which did not alow for the entire design of the die to imprint on the coin. IMO looked better then the wide thin flan. (edit: though this one is Struck under Kassander)

The coin was hand stuck with a die/avil. Dies were usually made of Bronze because it was sofeter and easier to work with then iron, (though some were made of iron as well) then the was anealed to make it stronger and less brittle.

The planchets were made by pouring molten metal into a mold and saved until needed. When it was ready to be used, they heated it just below melting point and placed it between the dies and the punch die was struck with a hammer.


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"Building upon his father's success in Greece, Alexander III (Alexander the Great, reigned 336-323 BC) set about the conquest of the Achaemenid Persian Empire. By the time of his death at the age of 31, he ruled most of the known world from Greece to Afghanistan. Initially Alexander continued to mint Philip's gold and silver coins. Soon, however, the need for a silver coinage that could be widely used in Greece caused him to begin a new coinage on the Athenian weight-standard. His new silver coins, with the head of Herakles on one side and a seated figure of Zeus on the other, also became one of the staple coinages of the Greek world. They were widely imitated within the empire he had forged."

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"......Alexander seems to have liked Amphipolis, because one of his last plans was to spend no less than 315 ton silver for a splendid new temple in the city that was to be dedicated to Artemis Tauropolus. It was never built, but after Alexander's death on 11 June 323 in Babylon, his wife queen Roxane settled in Amphipolis, which appears to have become one of the residences of the Macedonian royals. In 179, king Philip V died in the town."


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Amphipolis , ancient city of Macedonia, on the Strymon (Struma) River near the sea and NE of later Thessaloníki. The place was known as Ennea Hodoi [nine ways] before it was settled and was of interest because of the gold and silver and timber of Mt. Pangaeus (Pangaion), to which it gave access. Athenian colonists were driven out (c.464 BC) by Thracians, but a colony was established in 437 BC Amphipolis became one of the major Greek cities on the N Aegean. This colony was captured by Sparta, and Brasidas and Cleon were both killed in a battle there in 422 BC After it was returned to Athens in 421 BC, it actually had virtual independence until captured (357 BC) by Philip II of Macedon. He had promised to restore it to Athens, and his retention of Amphipolis was a major cause of the war with Athens. In 148 BC it became the capital of the Roman province of Macedonia. Paul, Silas, and Timothy passed through Amphipolis (Acts 17.1). Nearby is the modern Greek village of Amfípolis."

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"A quick look at the WildWinds database( http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/macedonia/kings/alexander_III/t.html ) indicates that the style and monograms are consistent with an Amphipolis issue, with perhaps a little less care than usual in the engraving of the reverse. The closest I could locate with a quick look is Price 133 (variant), although yours appears to have a shield rather than dolphin in the left field reverse."
16 commentsrandy h2
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Alexander III40 viewsAlexander the Great
Amphipolis 336 BC 1/2 Unit

Obverse:Head of Alexander the great as Herakles wearing lion's skin
Reverse:ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ;Eagle standing right on thunderbolt;A at left

3.59gm 16mm

Price 160
maik
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Alexander III151 viewsNew photo.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-40517


Alexander III AR Tetradrachm. ‘Amphipolis’ mint. Struck under Kassander, circa 316-314 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; shield in left field, pellet-in-Π below throne.

Price 136; Troxell, Studies, issue L8.

Thanks for the atribution Lloyd!
6 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Alexander III 'The Great'38 viewsKingdom of Macedon
Alexander III 'The Great' (336-323 BCE)
AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 16.75g)
Amphipolis mint c. 336-323 BCE
Lifetime issue

O: Head of Herakles right wearing lion's skin

R: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; dolphin in left field

Price 73; Müller 539
Salaethus
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Alexander III "the Great"57 views336-323 B.C.
Silver Tetradrachm
17.0 gm, 27 mm
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean lion skin headdress tied at neck
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding large eagle and scepter, monogram left;
BAΣIΛEΩΣ left, AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Macedonian (Amphipolis) mint,
323-320 B.C.
Price 121
1 commentsJaimelai
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm8 viewsstruck under Antipater
Amphipolis
c. 325 - 323/322 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle; cock left
AΛEΞANΔPOY
Price 79; Troxell, Studies, Issue E3
ex Roma Numismatics
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - tetradrachm, Amphipolis48 viewsAlexander III "the Great", AR tetradrachm, struck under Kassander, Philip IV or Alexander (son of Kassander), 315-294 BC, 17.15 g; Obv: head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin; Rev: ALEXANDROY;, Zeus Atephoros seated left, holding sceptre and eagle; in left field, Lambda above torch, below throne, M above star.
Price 481
Bartosz Awianowicz
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Alexander III AR Tetradrachm68 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right in lion's skin.
Rev: Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; in left field, monogram and aplustre; beneath throne, amphora; in right field, inscription ALEXANDROU.
Mint: Amphipolis
Date: 315 - 294 BC
Weight: 17.00g
Ref: Price 4680
1 commentsoa
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Alexander III Lifetime Tetradrachm -- Amphipolis -- 332-326 BC56 views17.08 g, 24 mm, 220°
Amphipolis Mint
Silver Tetradrachm; Old Cabinet Toning
Minted during reign of Alexander III; Struck Under Antipater
Price 36; Troxell, Studies, Group C1

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ (Of Alexander). Zeus Aëtophoros Enthroned Left Holding Eagle and Staff. Caduceus with Fillets in Left Field.
4 commentsHydro
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Alexander III Posthumous Tetradrachm -- Amphipolis -- ~323 BC19 views16.80 g, 25 mm, 270°
Amphipolis Mint
Silver Tetradrachm
Minted during reign of Alexander III; Posthumous
Price 104

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: AΛEΞAN∆POY (Of Alexander), Zeus Aëtophoros Enthroned Left Holding Eagle and Staff.

Alexander III the Great, the King of Macedonia and conqueror of the Persian Empire is considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. He became king upon his father’s death in 336 BCE and went on to conquer most of the known world of his day. He is known as 'the great' both for his military genius and his diplomatic skills in handling the various populaces of the regions he conquered. He is further recognized for spreading Greek culture, language, and thought from Greece throughout Asia Minor, Egypt, and Mesopotamia to India and thus initiating the era of the Hellenistic World.
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What a nose.
Hydro
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Alexander III tetradrachm62 viewsTetradrachm, Amphipolis mint, lifetime issue, c.336-334, Price 9 (same obv. die.), 17.0 gm, 25.5 mm

This was the first expensive Greek coin I bought, just over 30 years ago when I was still a student. It strained my food budget for some time, but i just had to have it.
1 commentsManzikert
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Alexander III Tetradrachm50 viewsPosthumous issue of Amphipolis mint 316-305 bc, Zeus / Herakles, 17.06 gram1 commentsAdrian S
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Alexander III Tetradrachm Amphipolis Mint41 viewsTetradrachm of Alexander III of Macedon known as "the great". This is posthumous issue from the mint of Amphipolis in Macedonia, minted 316 - 305 B.C. The obverse shows Alexander as Herakles wearing a lion skin. The reverse shows Zeus enthroned, holding a sceptre and eagle with a crescent moon in the left field and the legend ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝ ΔΡΟΥ aroundsimmurray
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Alexander III The Great523 viewsAlexander III The Great Silver Tetradrachm
Macedonia
Amphipolis mint 323-315 B.C.
24mm, 16.72g, 180o
ob: Herakles draped in Nemean Lion skin
rev: Zeus seated left holding sceptre in left and eagle in right. L above bucranium, E under throne. ALEXAN∆POY
Price 432; Ehrhardt 18
5 commentsmihali84
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Alexander III the Great - Tetradrachm - Amphipolis, Macedon42 viewsDate: 336-323 BC (lifetime)
Size: 24 mm
Weight: 17.2 g
Obv: Head of Herakles wearing lion's scalp right
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, legs open, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right; club and monogram in left field
Price 70
Viriathus
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Alexander III the Great Ar Tetradrachm22 viewsAmphipolis mint (336-323 BC).
Price 93
Minos
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Alexander III the Great Ar Tetradrachm 56 viewsAmphipolis mint (323-317 BC).
Price 112
2 commentsMinos
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Alexander III the Great AR Tetradrachm54 viewsAmphipolis mint (315-294 BC).
Price 481
2 commentsMinos
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Alexander III ‘the Great’, KINGS of MACEDON. Tetradrachm. Struck under Antipater, circa 332-326 BC. 7 viewsAmphipolis mint,(25 mm, 17.13 g, 3 h),
Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
Rev. A?E?AN?POY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; to left,
janiform head wearing polos. Price 6.
Ruslan K
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Alexander III ‘the Great’. KINGS of MACEDON. AR Tetradrachm. Struck under Antipater, circa 332-326 BC.3 viewsAmphipolis mint. (25mm, 16.91 g). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; grape bunch in left field. Price 29.Ruslan K
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Amphipolis 315-294 BC56 viewsAR tetradrachm, 27.9mm, 17.24g, Ch EF
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre, Λ over torch in left field, monogram below throne.
Price 447c; Müller 37.
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Amphipolis 315-294 BC29 viewsAR tetradrachm, 17.19g, Choice VF
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre, Λ over torch in left field, ant below throne. Nicely toned.
Price 454
Consigned to Forvm
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Amphipolis mint c. 294-290 BC66 viewsAR 4Dr., 27mm, 17.04g, VF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔP[OY] Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, right leg drawn back. Thunderbolt and I (Z) in left field, dolphin below throne.
Price 501; Müller 16
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Amphipolis mint, 315-294 BC35 viewsAR 4Dr., 27.2mm, 17.26g, aEF
Head of Herakles wearing lion skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and sceptre, legs crossed, Λ over torch in left field, YE monogram under throne.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Consigned to Forvm
Price 465; Müller 34
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander Lifetime Tetradrachm, Price 5723 viewsAR Tetradrachm, Amphipolis mint, 336-323 BC

Obverse: Head of Alexander right wearing lion skin headdress.
Reverse: Zeus seated left holding eagle and scepter. Globe left
Price 57
25mm, 17.1gm
Jerome Holderman
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Alexander of Macedon - Tetradrachm of Amphipolis8 viewsDenomination: Tetradrachm
Era: After 323 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Head of Hercules in Lion Scalp

Reverse: Jupiter seated l. holding staff in l. eagle in r. ΑΛΕΣΑΝΔΡΟΥ along r. paralell with staff. Torch mintmark of amphipolis

Mint: Amphipolis
Weight: 3.87 gm.
Reference: Muller 81 var.
Provenance: NFA Summer Mail Bid Sale, June 27, 1986, lot 202; Ex Superior Stamp and Coin Co., Inc. Dr Walter Lee Crouch Collection, June 13-16, 1977, lot 2577

Remarkable obverse style. GVF.
1 commentsSteve B5
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Alexander tetradrachm Price 633 views Amphipolis mint. Lifetime issue. Janiform-head vase to the left. Looks like a worn die on the lion-skin headress and a punch on the thundergod's hip.1 commentsChance Vandal
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Alexander the Great65 viewsIssuer: Alexander III "the Great"
Date ruled: 336-323 BC

Date struck: 332-326 BC (lifetime)
Mint: Amphipolis, Macedon

Denomination: Tetradrachm
Reference: Price 13

Size: 25 mm
Weight: 17.2 g

Obv: Head of Herakles wearing lion's scalp right
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, legs open, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right; amphora in left field

Appears in: Lighting - which one's better?

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Alexander the Great85 viewsIssuer: Alexander III "the Great"
Date ruled: 336-323 BC

Date struck: 332-326 BC (lifetime)
Mint: Amphipolis, Macedon

Denomination: Tetradrachm
Reference: Price 13

Size: 25 mm
Weight: 17.2 g

Obv: Head of Herakles wearing lion's scalp right
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, legs open, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right; amphora in left field

Appears in: Lighting - which one's better?

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Alexander the Great AR Tetradrachm 325-320 BC21 viewsOBVERSE: Head of Herakles clad in the skin of the Nemean lion
REVERSE: Zeus Aeotophoros enthroned left, ALEXANDROY in right field, Cornucopia in left field.

This classic type was probably minted at Amphipolis in Macedon at or near the end of Alexander's brief reign (333-323BC). The lion was the symbol of Persia and the obverse likely represents his conquest of that Empire. The Figure of Zeus enthroned is almost the same as that of Baal on the silver shekels of the Persian satraps. The significance of the conquest of the East by Greeks was not lost on Alexander or his contemporaries
Price 104 (ref.Wildwinds) Weight 17.1 gm
1 commentsdaverino
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Alexander the Great AR Tetradrachm 332-323 BC12 viewsObverse: Head of Herakles in Lion Skin Headdress
Reverse: Zeus enthroned holding eagle and staff, ALEXANDROY in right field., Rooster mint mark in left field.

A lifetime issue minted at Amphipolis, the coin cracked in antiquity due to silver crystallization and is held together by carbonate encrustation. It was left uncleaned. A handsome coin nonetheless. Price 79 (ref. Wildwinds) Weight 16.6 grams
daverino
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Alexander the Great half unit, 334 BC38 viewsAlexander the Great
Kingdom of Macedon
AE - half unit, 15mm
Pella or Amphipolis, 334 BC
Macedonian shield; around, five double crescents with five pellets between each; in center, eagle
B-A on either side of crested Macedonian helmet
SNG Cop 1120
Ardatirion
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Alexander the Great Tetradrachm, Amphipolis Mint. Price 45921 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 16.7g, maximum diameter 26mm, Amphipolis mint, posthumous, c. 315 - c. 294 B.C.; obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, eagle in right, long vertical scepter in left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and scepter, Λ and torch l., Pegasus forepart r. under throne. Price 459Podiceps
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Alexander the Great, Amphipolis, Thrace, c. 315 - 394 B.C.87 viewsSilver tetradrachm, Price 490, choice VF, 16.96g, 26.5mm, 90o, Amphipolis mint, c. 315 - 394 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right wearing lion head headdress; reverse ALEXANDROU, Zeus enthroned left holding eagle in right and scepter in left, L and torch left, OK monogram below; bold well centered strikesalem
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Alexander the Great, Amphipolis; eagle, Æ178 viewsAlexander the Great 336-323 B.C. 4g. 17mm. Mint: Amphipolis. Bronze. Obv. Head of Alexander as Herakles clad in lion's skin headdress. Rev. Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head turned left, crescent?, ALEXAN/DROU. Sear 6743 var (instead of leaf in upper field left a crescent?), Cf. also M. Price 160a. Podiceps
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Alexander, tetradrachm, Amphipolis, Price 8345 viewsAmphipolis mint, 336-323 BC
28x25 mm, 17.10 g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter; to left, TE monogram
Zeus seated left, holding spear and eagle
Price 83
areich
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Amphiipolis goat28 viewsMacedonia, Amphiipolis. 20mm, 5.4g. Obverse: wreathed head of Dionysos right. Reverse: AMPHIPOLITWN, goat standing right. SNG Copenhagen 80. ex areich, photo credit areichPodiceps
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Amphipolis75 viewsMacedonia Amphipolis 158-146 BC
Tetradrachm

Obverse:Macedonian shield with bust of Artemis Tauropolos at center, bow and quiver at her shoulder
Reverse:ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ ΠΡΩΤΗΣ above and below club,all within oak-wreath

32.44mm 16.24gm

BMC Macedonia P8 - 8 ; Sear 1386 var
2 commentsmaik
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AMPHIPOLIS42 viewsAMPHIPOLIS - (168 – 149 B.C.) AE 22. Amphipolis is a city founded by the Atheninians back in 436 B.C. on the river Strymon, very close to the Aegean Sea. Obv.: Head of Artemis Tauropolos right, bow & quiver at shoulder. Rev.: Two goats on their hind legs, contending, face to face. Legend in Greek: ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΙΤΟΝ. 7.37 g. Ref.: D. Sear. Greek coins and their values, Vol. 1, p. 142, 1394
dpaul7
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AMPHIPOLIS32 viewsAMPHIPOLIS - AE 25. 196-168 b.c. Head of young Dionysos right wreathed with ivy. Reverse: ΜΑΚΕ/ΔΟΝΩΝ above and below goat standing right; two monograms in field above, another to left; ΑΜΦΙ mongram to right. Reference: Sear 1392. 9.92 g. dpaul7
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Amphipolis - AE 187 views187-31 BC
head of Poseidon wearing tania right
horse walking right
A / MΦIΠ / O
ΛITΩN
(ANT)
SNG ANS 128. SNG Cop. 65
4,56g
Johny SYSEL
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Amphipolis - AR tetradrachm19 viewsc. 168-149 BC
bust of Artemis Tauropolos right, bow and quiver on shoulder, all on Macedonian shield
club within oak wreath, thunderbolt left
MAKEΔONΩN // ΠPΩTHΣ
(AP)
SNG Cop 1310 - 1311; SNG Ashmolean 3290; BMC Macedonia p. 7, 2
ex Aurea
2 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Amphipolis 2nd century B.C.16 viewsMACEDONIA. Amphipolis. Ae 20mm. 3.64g. (2nd century B.C.). Obv: Laureate head of Zeus right. Rev: AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN. Eagle standing right on thunderbolt. SNG Copenhagen 74; Moushmov 5971.ddwau
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Amphipolis, 410 - 357 B.C. Apollo/torch, 11mm24 viewsAmphipolis, AE11, 410 - 357 B.C. Apollo/torch, 11mm, 1.05g. Head of Apollo r. A - M / F - I; racing torch in linear square. SNG Copenhagen 43. Ex areich, photo credit areichPodiceps
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Amphipolis, Macedon ca. 168-149 BC.15 viewsAmphipolis, Macedonia, ca. 168-149 BC. Ae 21 to 23mm. Weight 6.93g. Obv: Head of Artemis right. Rev: ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ, two goats standing on their hind legs, butting heads. Minted for Amphipolis in Macedon circa 168-149 BC. Amphipolis was founded by the Athenians in 436 BC to protect their mining interests in the north. The city surrendered to the Spartan general Brasidas in 424 BC. The city preserved its independence until 357, when it was captured by Philip II of Macedon. This piece was minted following the dissolution of the Macedonian monarchy and the establishment of four separate Macedonian republics in 168 BC. The obverse of this type depicts the diademed head of Artemis Tauropolis facing right, with bow and quiver at her shoulder. The reverse type features two goats on their hind legs, contending, face to face, with the Greek legend ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ in the fields. Sear Greek 1394.ddwau
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Amphipolis, Macedon. 17-18mm, Artemis Tauropolis riding on bull32 viewsFaustina II. AE18, 161-176 A.D. Amphipolis, Macedon. 17-18mm, 4.21g. Obv: ΦAVCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right. Rev: AMΦΙΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ, Artemis Tauropolis riding on bull right. Lindgren - (cf. 999 for obverse). Good fine, rare. Ex Rutten & WielandPodiceps
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Amphipolis, Macedonia102 viewsBronze AE 21, S 1394, VF, Amphipolis mint, 6.847g, 21.2mm, 0o, obverse diademed head of Artemis Tauropolis right, bow and quiver at shoulder; reverse , two goats on their hind legs, contending, facing;
ex-Wallace Widtman collection .
ex-Forum Ancient Coins
Purchased 09/2007
1 commentsJohnny
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Amphipolis, Macedonia17 viewsAmphipolis, Macedonia, AE21, ca. 187-31 BC. Diademed head of Poseidon right / AMFIPO-LITWN above and beneath club; HD and S monogram above, AN monogram below; all within wreath. AMNG III/2 26; SNG ANS 95 var. (monograms); SNG Cop 52 var1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Amphipolis, Macedonia53 views420 - 357 B.C.
Bronze Half Unit
1.45 gm, 11 mm
Obv.: Head of Apollo right wearing tainia
Rev.: Race torch, A-M/I-Φ above and below
Sear 1391; BMC Macedonia p. 45, 14
2 commentsJaimelai
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Amphipolis, Macedonia27 views185 - 168 B.C.
Bronze Unit
5.56 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Head of Poseidon right wearing tainia
Rev.: AMΦIΠO - ΛITΩN above and below club all within oak wreath
Sear 1396v; BMC Macedonia p. 46, 22
Jaimelai
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Amphipolis, Macedonia11 viewsAE18, 7.2g, 12h; c. 168-38 BC.
Obv.: Bearded head of Poseidon right wearing taenia.
Rev.: horse trotting right, left foreleg raised, ΑΜΦΙΠΟ/ΛΙΤΩΝ divided above and below, control mark A in right field, monogram above.
Reference: SNG ANS 123 ff. var (various control letters or monograms).
Notes: ex-HB, Baltimore, qu.
John Anthony
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Amphipolis, Macedonia7 viewsObv: K-AICAP TP-AIANO
Emperor on horseback galloping right, raising spear to strike enemy below.
Rev: AMΦIΠ-OΛITWN, Artemis Tauropolos standing facing, head left, holding torch and resting hand on grounded shield.
SNG ANS -; RPC 643; Varbanov 3179.
20mm, 7.52g
klausklage
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Amphipolis, Macedonia 187-31 B.C.86 viewsAmphipolis mint, 16mm

Obverse: Diademed head of Apollo right
Reverse: AMΦIΠO/ΛITΩN, stalk of grain
Dk0311USMC
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Amphipolis, Macedonia, c. 168 - 149 B.C.62 viewsBronze AE 20, SGCV I 1394; (SNG Cop 62), weight 7.8 g, max. diameter 21.75 mm, Amphipolis mint, Roman rule, c. 168 - 149 B.C.; Obv. diademed head of Artemis Tauropolos right, bow and quiver at shoulder; Rev. ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ, two goats on their hind legs, contending head to head. Green patina, very worn.

Artemis Tauropolos was an epithet for the goddess Artemis, variously interpreted as worshipped at Tauris, or pulled by a yoke of bulls, or hunting bull goddess. A statue of Artemis "Tauropolos" in her temple at Brauron in Attica was supposed to have been brought from the Taurians by Iphigenia. Tauropolia was a festival of Artemis in Athens. - Wikipedia
Steve E
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Amphipolis, Macedonia, c. 168 - 149 B.C.15 viewsBronze AE 17, 4.247g, 17.6mm, 0o, Amphipolis mint, c. 168 - 149 B.C.
Obv: Ivy-wreathed head of Dionysos right.
Rev: AMFIPO/LEITWN, Goat standing right.
Well centered on a broad flan.
Ref: BMC Macedonia p. 48, 40 - 41; AMNG III 51, SNG Cop -; SNG Evelpidis -
VF
Scarce
mjabrial
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Amphipolis, Macedonia. AE 22, Claudius standing l./ Artemis Tauropolos riding a bull8 viewsClaudius, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D., Amphipolis, Macedonia. Bronze AE 22, RPC I 1639; SNG Cop 98, F, Amphipolis mint, 9.317g, 22.5mm, 180o, obverse “TI KLAUDIOS SEBASTOS”, Claudius standing left, right hand raised, holding eagle tipped scepter in left; reverse “AMFIPOLITWN”, Artemis Tauropolos riding a bull right, holding a veil over her head. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Amphipolis, Macedonia. AE 22; Augustus crowned by statue of Divus Julius28 viewsAugustus, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Amphipolis, Macedonia. Leaded bronze AE 22, RPC I 1650, Fair, small flan for type, Philippi mint, 4.444g, 21.8mm, 0o, obverse COL AVG IVL PHIL IVSSV AVG, laureate head right; reverse AVG DIVI F DIVO IVL, statue of Divus Augustus in military dress crowned by statue of togate Divus Julius, both on middle of three bases. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Amphipolis, Macedonia; Artemis Tauropolos riding on bull8 viewsAugustus; Amphipolis, Macedonia; 7,8 g, 24 mm. KAISAROS SEBASTOU, Head of Augustus r./ AMFIPOLITWN, Artemis Tauropolos riding on bull r. RPC 1629.Podiceps
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Amphipolis, Macedonia; Artemis Tauropolos riding on bull18 viewsTiberius AE21, Amphipolis, Macedonia. 9,2 g, 21 mm. ΤΙ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ, bare head right / ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ, Artemis Tauropolis riding bull right, veil flowing above. RPC 1632. BMC 80, SGI 259.Podiceps
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Amphipolis, Macedonia; Bust of Artemis right/ Artemis Tauropolos riding on bull right11 viewsAmphipolis, Macedon. 187-31 B.C. Bronze 17mm, 6.5g. Obverse: Bust of Artemis Right. Reverse: Artemis Tauropolis riding bull right. SNG Cop 84. Ex David LiebertPodiceps
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Amphipolis, Macedonia; Emperor with spear/ Artemis Tauropolos riding on bull13 viewsAugustus, 31 B.C. - 14 A.D. 9,2g. 21mm. Macedonia Amphipolis. Bronze. Obv. ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ, emperor standing to the left with a spear. Rev. ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ, Artemis Tauropolos riding a bull. Sng. Cop. 93.Podiceps
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Amphipolis, Macedonia; KAIΣAP ΘEOY YIOΣ; Artemis Tauropolos riding on bull8 viewsAmphipolis, Macedonia; Augustus. 19mm, 6.4g. KAIΣAP ΘEOY YIOΣ, Head of Augustus r./ AMΦIΠΟΛΕΙΤΩN, Artemis Tauropolos riding on bull right, RPC 1626Podiceps
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Amphipolis, Makedonien32 views420 - 357 v. Chr. Bronze, AE
Vs: Kopf eines jungen Mannes mit Diadem nach rechts
Rs: Fackel, um diese A - M - F - I angeordnet
1,1 g, 10 mm. SNG Cop. 48 _2467
Antonivs Protti
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amphivarb329011 viewsElagabalus
Amphipolis, Macedonia

Obv: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN, City goddess enthroned left, wearing mural crown, holding patera.
22 mm, 6.46 gms

Cf. Varbanov 3290
Charles M
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amphivarb3290var3 viewsElagabalus
Amphipolis, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC C, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AMΦIΠOΛ-ЄITΩN, City goddess enthroned left, wearing mural crown, holding patera; fish swimming left in exergue.
25 mm, 8.12 gms

Varbanov 3290 variant (obverse legend)
Charles M
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amphivarb32917 viewsElagabalus
Amphipolis, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN, City goddess enthroned left, wearing mural crown, holding patera; fish swimming left in exergue.
20 mm, 5.75 gms

Varbanov 3291
Charles M
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amphivarb32928 viewsElagabalus
Amphipolis, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC C, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AMΦIΠOΛITΩN, City goddess enthroned left, wearing mural crown, holding patera over flaming altar; fish swimming left in exergue.
22 mm, 6.50 gms

Varbanov 3292
Charles M
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amphivarb3292_214 viewsElagabalus
Amphipolis, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC C, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AMΦIΠOΛITΩN, City goddess enthroned left, wearing mural crown, holding patera over flaming altar; fish swimming left in exergue.
21 mm, 5.70 gms

Varbanov 3292
Charles M
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amphivarb3292_34 viewsElagabalus
Amphipolis, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC C, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AMΦIΠOΛITΩN, City goddess enthroned left, wearing mural crown, holding patera over flaming altar; fish swimming left in exergue.
22 mm, 8.13 gms

Varbanov 3292
Charles M
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amphivarb329313 viewsElagabalus
Amphipolis, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AMΦIΠOΛITΩN, City goddess enthroned left, wearing mural crown, holding patera over flaming altar; fish swimming left in exergue.
21 mm, 6.18 gms

Varbanov 3293
Charles M
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Antigonas 11 Gonatas Tetradrachm c 270 / 239 BC3 viewsObv: Head of horned Pan left, wearing goat skin, lagobolon over shoulder, within double solid circle on Macedonian shield decorated with 7 stars with 8 rays within double crescents.
Rev: Ins: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝΟΥ Athena Alkidemos advancing left, holding shield with Gorgoneion head and hurling thunderbolt. Helmet inner left, Rare MTY monogram inner right
Amphipolis Mint 17.10gm 30.5 mm
cicerokid
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Antigonos II Gonatas, c. 270-240 BC8 viewsÆ22, 7.1g, 6h; Uncertain mint in Macedon (Pella or Amphipolis?)
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev: B - A. Pan erecting trophy; monogram below.
Reference: SNG Cop 1209; SNG Alpha Bank 1010 ff.
John Anthony
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Antoninus Pius, Amphipolis, Tyche, AE2439 viewsAE24, 8.7g
obv: laureate head right
rev: tyche sitting on throne left, holding patera in right hand
areich
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Augustus Amphipolis AE2121 viewsObv. KAIΣAP ΘEOY YIOΣ (Caesar son of god, starting downward on right, ending downward on left), bare head right.
Rev. AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN (counterclockwise starting lower left), Artemis Tauropolos riding bull right, holding billowing veil with both hands.
References: SNG ANS 165; SNG Cop 89 - 90; RPC I 1626 var. (legend arrangement); BMC Macedonia p. 52, 73 var.
Green patina, Amphipolis mint,7.7g, 20mm.
Canaan
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Augustus Artemis Touropolis25 viewsAugustus AE20mm of Amphipolis, Macedonia, 5.8g, RPC I 1629 var.
OBV: KAIΣAPOΣ - ΣEBAΣTOY, head right
REV: AMFIPOLITWN, Artemis Tauropolis riding bull right, veil flowing above
Not in AMNG, not in Varbanov (engl.)

SCARCE
Romanorvm
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Augustus, 27 BC - 14 AD15 viewsObv: (KAIΣAPOΣ ΣEBAΣT)OY, bare head of Augustus facing right.

Rev: (ΔHMOΣ AMΦIΠOΛITΩN), Artemis Tauropolos riding on a bull galloping right.

Æ 20, Amphipolis mint in Macedonia

6.4 grams, 21.4 mm, 0°

GIC 29, RPC I 1629

Ex: FORVM
SPQR Matt
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Augustus, AE22, RPC I 16273 viewsAugustus
27 B.C. – 14 A.D.

Coin: AE 22

Obverse: AMΦIΠO-ΛEITΩN, bust of Artemis Tauropolos, facing right, her Bow and Quiver over her left shoulder.
Reverse: KAIΣAP - ΣEBAΣTOΣ, Augustus, raising his right hand in salutation, standing, facing left, upon a Dais, decorated with three Bucrania, being crowned with a Wreath by Genius.

Weight: 12.08 g, Diameter: 22 x 24 x 2.5 mm, Die axis: 40°, Mint: Amphipolis, Macedonia, Reference: RPC I 1627

Rated Scarce
Masis
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Augustus, Amphipolis14 viewsAugustus (27BCE-14CE)
Amphipolis, Macedonia.
Bare head right / Artemis Tauropolos, holding billowing veil, on bull running right.
AE 21mm. RPC 1630.1, Varbanov 3131
Belisarius
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Bronze Macedonian coin25 viewsBronze Macedonian coin of Antigonus II minted in Amphipolis around 250 BC. 15 mm, 2.82 g.

Obverse: Head of Athena right wearing crested Corinthian helmet.

Reverse: Pan erecting trophy, A at right

Attribution: SNG Copenhagen 1205 ff., SGCV 6786
chuy1530
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EB0532 Antoninus Pius / Tyche22 viewsAntoninus Pius AE22 of Amphipolis, Macedonia, 137-138 AD.
Obv: KAICAP ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΕΙΤWΝ, Tyche seated left, wearing turreted crown, patera in right.
References: DS 104, SNG Copen. 104
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 6.764 grams.
EB
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Every petting zoo needs a few goats255 viewsThis one is already in my gallery
Bronze AE 21, S 1394, VF, Amphipolis mint, 6.847g, 21.2mm, 0o, obverse diademed head of Artemis Tauropolis right, bow and quiver at shoulder; reverse , two goats on their hind legs, contending, facing;
ex-Wallace Widtman collection .
ex-Forum Ancient Coins
Purchased 09/2007
1 commentsJohnny
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Geta Tyche Amphipolis15 viewsGeta, Amphipolis, Macedon, 209 - 212 AD, 25mm, Possible die match to Lindgren II 1014 (listed as Caracalla)
OBV: Π CEΠTIMI ΓETAC, laureate head right.
REV: AMΦΙΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ, Tyche seated left with cornucopiae and patera.

VERY RARE
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Greece, Amphipolis, Lion of Amphipolis - Via Egnatia, west side of the Strymonas river71 viewsAmphipolis is best known for being a magnificent ancient Greek polis (city), and later a Roman city, whose impressive remains can still be seen. It is famous in history for events such as the battle between the Spartans and Athenians in 422 B.C., and also as the place where Alexander the Great prepared for campaigns leading to his invasion of Asia. Alexander's three finest admirals, Nearchus, Androsthenes and Laomedon, resided in this city and it is also the place where, after Alexander's death, his wife Roxane and their small son Alexander IV were exiled and later murdered. Excavations in and around the city have revealed important buildings, ancient walls and tombs. The finds are displayed at the archaeological museum of Amphipolis. At the nearby vast Kasta burial mound, an important ancient Macedonian tomb has recently been revealed. The unique and beautiful "Lion of Amphipolis" monument nearby is a popular destination for visitors.
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Date 16 June 2018
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Joe Sermarini
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Greece, Amphipolis: The Lion of Amphipolis180 viewsThe first pieces of this rather grand monument were discovered near the banks of the River Strymon in 1912 by Greek soldiers during the Second Balkan War. Further finds were made in 1916 and in 1930-32 during the creation of Lake Kerkini. The Lion was restored (and partly reconstructed) in 1937.

The sculpted Lion itself is 5.3m tall, on its base it stands over 8m high. It is plausibly dated to the late 4th century BCE. Recent work on the Kasta Tomb, which is about 4km distant, has revealed further fragments also apparently belonging to the Lion and it may be the case that the Lion originally surmounted that tomb and was only later moved to its present location.

Nobody knows what or who the monument commemorates; perhaps ongoing work on the Kasta Tomb will illuminate matters. A quite similar, somewhat smaller, statue, the “The Lion of Chaeronea”, honours the Sacred Band of Thebes, which was wiped out at the battle of Chaeronea in 338 BCE. But while several ancient sources (including Pausanias and Strabo) mention the Chaeronea lion and the circumstances of its construction, there is no ancient record of the Amphipolis lion.
1 commentsAbu Galyon
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Greek - Kassander Bronze AE 1847 viewsGreek Bronze AE 18, Pella or Amphipolis mint, 305 - 297 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse "BASILEWS KASSANDROU", horseman riding right, right arm raised, diagonal thunderbolt below horse, "A" right4 commentsNeal A
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Greek, Alexander III the Great - Tetradrachm - Amphipolis, Macedon563 viewsDate: 332-326 BC (lifetime)
Size: 25 mm
Weight: 17.4 g
Obv: Head of Herakles wearing lion's scalp right
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, legs open, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right; amphora in left field
Price 13
5 commentsViriathus
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GREEK, Macedon Under Roman Rule, First Meris, AR Tetradrachm58 viewsMacedon under Roman Rule, 158-146 BC. First Meris AR Tetradrachm, 31 mm, 16.95 gm. Amphipolis mint. Obv: Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver at shoulder; all within tondo of Macedonian shield. Rev: ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ ΠΡΩΤΗΣ, horizontal club, monograms above and below; all within oak wreath tied at left; thunderbolt in outer left field. SNG Copenhagen 1314; BMC 8; AMNG 1761 commentsOptimus
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GREEK, Macedonia, Amphipolis, AR Tetradrachm43 viewsANV: Escudo Macedonio con busto de Artemisa en el centro
REV: Corona de laurel cerrada por un rayo de zeus en el centro un club MAKEDON / PROTES
31mm de diametro
peso de 16.19 gr
Plata
158 - 149 A.C.
Pedro Jose Duran Martinez
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GREEK, Macedonia, Amphipolis, AR Tetradrachm 158-149B.C.23 viewsMacedonia Mint: Amphipolis 158-149B.C. 17,03gm EF scare in this condition.
SNG cop 1314 BMC 7 McClean 749
Karsten K
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III (the Great), 323 - 317 B.C., Price 0111, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, laurel branch in left field,356 viewsMacedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, (323 - 317 B.C.), AR-Tetradrachm, Price 111, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, laurel branch in left field,
avers:- No legends, Young Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck.
revers:- BAΣILEΩΣ-AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and scepter, laurel branch in left field.
exerg:-/-//--, diameter: 25,5-26,5mm, weight: 17,26g, axes: 8 h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, ‘Amphipolis’ mint. Struck under Antipater, circa 322-320 B.C.,
date: posthumous, c. 322 - c. 320 B.C., ref: Price 111,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III (the Great), Amphipolis, AR Tetradrachm61 viewsTetradrachm, 16.5 gm, 24.5 mm, 336-323 BC, Sear (GC) 6713
Obv: Anepigraphic with head of young Heracles right, capped in lion's skin.
Rev: Zeus seated left on backless throne, his legs parallel and open; holding eagle and sceptre. Crescent in left lower field. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right.
Comment: Absence of a royal title, leg presentation for Zeus and flan characteristics all indicate that this coin is a lifetime issue.
ex-Berk
Massanutten
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great41 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 17.08 gms, 'Amphipolis' mint, Lifetime issue, Struck under Antipater, circa 325-323/2 BCE.
Obverse: head of young Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Reverse: Zeus Aetophoros seated left, holding eagle and scepter, in left field, cock standing left. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ in right field.
Price 79, Muller 392, Newell Demanhur 792, Troxell Issue E3, SNG Alphabank 478, SNG Oxford 2558
1 commentsScribonius Probus
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great AR Tetradrachm102 viewsAmphipolis mint (315-294 BC).
Price 481
1 commentsMinos
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great Tetradrachm 323-320 BC415 viewsAlexander III The Great Tetradrachm 323-320 BC, Amphipolis mint, 17.22 g

Head of Alexander as Herakles wearing lion skin headdress / Zeus enthroned holding sceptre and eagle, in left field Athena Promachos standing right, holding shield and spear
2 commentsRui S
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, 336 - 323 B.C.17 viewsSH48868. Gold stater, Price 177, Müller Alexander 196, gVF, weight 8.595 g, maximum diameter 17.7 mm, die axis 0o, Amphipolis mint, c. 330 - 320 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right wearing earring, necklace, and crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a coiled snake; reverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, Nike standing left, wreath in right hand, stylus in left, kantharos left, ΛO monogram lower left; nice style, high relief, good strike, and mint lusterJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, 336 - 323 B.C., Gold stater21 viewsSH77066. Gold stater, Price 172, Müller 105, Choice aEF, mint luster, superb style, high relief, good strike, weight 8.580 g, maximum diameter 18.4 mm, die axis 270o, Macedonia, Amphipolis mint, c. 327 - 325 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right wearing earring, necklace, and crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a coiled snake; reverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, Nike standing left, wreath in right hand, stylus in left hand, trident-head downward (control symbol) in left field, struck during the lifetime of Alexander the Great.Joe Sermarini
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, 336 - 323 B.C., Gold stater22 viewsSH59889. Gold stater, Price 164, Müller Alexander 2, SNG Cop 625, gVF, weight 8.593 g, maximum diameter 17.9 mm, die axis 180o, Amphipolis mint, possibly a lifetime issue, c. 325 - 320 B.C; obverse head of Athena right wearing earring, necklace, and crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a coiled snake; reverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, Nike standing left, wreath in right hand, stylus in left, fulmen (thunderbolt) in left field; ex CNG, auction 90, lot 441; high-relief and fine styleJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Macedonian kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AE Quarter-Obol (2 Chalkoi). Lifetime issue struck 336 – 323 BC at an uncertain mint, possibly Amphipolis.43 viewsObverse: No legend. Head of Herakles, wearing lion skin headdress, facing right.
Reverse: AΛEΞANĐPOY. Eagle facing right, it's head turned to left, standing on a thunderbolt; mint-mark, A in right field before the eagle's breast.
Diameter: 15mm | Weight: 3.9gms | Die Axis: 6
Sear: 6743 | Weber: 2142 | Liampi: 6-8
VERY RARE

This coin is a Type 3 (eagle type) bronze Quarter-Obol (two chalkoi). Alexander's Eagle bronzes are part of his Eagle coinage that also includes various silver denominations, including a stater, drachm, hemidrachm, diobol, and obol. Alexander's Eagle coins are much rarer than his issues of Herakles and Zeus imperial silver coins and his Herakles and weapons bronze coins.
*Alex
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, 359 - 336 B.C., Gold stater23 viewsSH57285. Gold stater, Le Rider 339 (D62/R259), SNG ANS 144 ff., Choice aEF, weight 8.554 g, maximum diameter 18.4 mm, die axis 180o, Amphipolis mint, c. 340 - 328 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse charioteer in biga right, trident head below horses, ΦIΛIΠΠOY exergue; ex Harlan Berk, attractive style, perfect centeringJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, 359 - 336 B.C., Gold stater20 viewsSH70337. Gold stater, Le Rider 341 (D152/R260), SNG ANS 154, Choice gVF, attractive style, perfect centering, light marks, weight 8.513 g, maximum diameter 19.1 mm, die axis 270o, Amphipolis mint, c. 340 - 328 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse charioteer in biga right, trident head below horses, ΦIΛIΠΠOY exergueJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, 359 - 336 B.C., Gold stater20 viewsSL57441. Gold stater, Le Rider 170 ff., SNG ANS 144 ff., ICG - AU55, Amphipolis mint, c. 340 - 328 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse charioteer in biga right, trident head below horses, ΦIΛIΠΠOY exergue; ICG certified (slabbed) about uncirculated; sharp, attractive fine style, bold high-reliefJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, AR Tetradrachm, 315-295 BC (Possibly Barbarous)47 viewsKINGDOM OF MACEDONIA. Philip II (359-336 BC). Tetradrachm. Amphipolis. Approx. 315-295 BC
Obv: Head of Zeus with laurel wreath right.
Rev: Naked young man with palm leaf on horseback riding right, in the field under the horse thunderbolt on Η and dolphin.
Le Rider pl 48/4. 13.26g 25mm. Pecunem 13 lot 24

CNG 209 lot 59 and cng coin shop 765853 (which are the same type Le Rider 48/4) make this observation: These late issues attributed to Amphipolis may actually be the earliest Celtic imitations of Philip II's tetradrachms. They exhibit a more formalized style, and Philip's name is sometimes, as on this particular issue, broken after the second instead of the first.
CNG 320 lot 232 is also a good match to this coin. EASTERN EUROPE, Imitations of Philip II of Macedon. 3rd century BC. AR Tetradrachm OTA Type 10; Lanz –; CCCBM I S1 var. (symbol under foreleg); KMW 1015.
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip III and Alexander IV, c. 323 - 317 B.C., In the Name of Alexander25 viewsSH86161. Silver tetradrachm, Price 113, Müller Alexander 224, Troxell issue H3, SNG Cop 682, SNG Munchen 275, SNG Alpha Bank 503, SNG Delepierre 986, Choice EF, attractive archaic style, bold well centered strike, high relief, light toning, weight 17.283 g, maximum diameter 26.8 mm, die axis 90o, Macedonia, Amphipolis mint, c. 322 - 320 A.D.; obverse head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus enthroned left, throne without back, right leg forward (archaic lifetime style), eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, Macedonian helmet (control symbol) left; Classical Numismatic Group auction 105 (10 May 2017), lot 78; ex Numismatik Naumann auction 46 (11 Sep 2016), lot 105 (realized €1,900 plus fees)Joe Sermarini
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Phillip III Arrhidios, AR Tetradrachm58 viewsTetradrachm 14.3g 24mm. In the name of Phillip II, Amphipolis mint. Struck under Antipater or Polyperchon. Alexander the great's half brother 320-317BC
SNG ANS 667-72
1 commentsKarsten K
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Julia Domna, AE-27. Thessalonica, Macedon. Nike.63 viewsImperial Rome, Julia Domna, AD 193 - 217. Æ 27. 13.00 g. Her draped bust lt. / Nike advancing lt., holding wreath and palm. Touratsoglou Em. I:a) 1 (V5/ R-; unlisted rev. die); SNG ANS -.1 commentsFausta
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KAI in rectangular punch122 viewsMACEDON. Amphipolis. Tiberius. Æ 20. A.D. 14-37. Obv: (TIK)AIΣAPΣEB-BAΣTO(Σ) sic. Bare head right. Rev: AMΦIΠOΛITΩN. Artemis Tauropolos, holding inflated veil, riding on bull galloping right; countermark on neck of bull. Ref: BMC 80 (var. obv. leg. break); RPC 1632; Axis: 360°. Weighr: 7.20 g. CM: KAI in rectangular punch, 5 x 2.5 mm. Howgego 542 (14 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Kassander as regent - AE5 viewsPella or Amphipolis
317-305 BC
young head of Herakles right wearing lion's skin
lion reclining right, torch right
KAΣΣAN / ΔPOY
N
SNG München 991; SNG Alpha Bank 883-7; SNG Copenhagen 1140
3,8g
ex Naumann
Johny SYSEL
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Kingdom of Macedon, Alexander III 'the Great' AV Stater25 views8.57g, 18mm, 1h.
Amphipolis, circa 307-300 BC. Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with a serpent on the bowl / Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; trident head pointing downwards in left field, AΛEΞANΔPOY to right.
Price 172.
Very Fine.
2 commentsLeo
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Kingdom of Macedon, Perseus, Tetradrachm42 viewsKingdom of Macedon, Perseus, 176 – 168 Amphipolis Tetradrachm 176-168
AR 31.5mm., 15.85g
Obv: Diademed head right, slightly bearded.
Rev: BAΣIEΛEΩΣ ΠEPEΣΩΣ; Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, with open wings; in right field, monogram, all within wreath
Ward Collection 409. Mamroth 25.
ex Naville Numismatics Auction 19 (13.12.2015), Lot 46; ex NAC sale 78, 2014, 1413
2 commentsareich
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Kingdom of Macedonia, Alexander the Great. AE Quarter-Obol (2 Chalkoi). Lifetime issue struck 336 – 323 BC at Amphipolis, Macedonia.7 viewsObverse: No legend. Head of Herakles, wearing lion skin headdress, facing right.
Reverse: AΛEΞANĐPOY. Eagle facing right, it's head turned to left, standing on a thunderbolt; mint-mark, A in right field before the eagle's breast.
Diameter: 15mm | Weight: 3.9gms | Die Axis: 6
Sear: 6743 | Weber: 2142 | Liampi: 6-8 | Price: 0159
RARE

This coin is a Type 3 (eagle type) bronze Quarter-Obol (two chalkoi). Alexander's Eagle bronzes are part of his Eagle coinage that also includes various silver denominations, including a stater, drachm, hemidrachm, diobol, and obol. Alexander's Eagle coins are much rarer than his issues of Herakles and Zeus imperial silver coins and his Herakles and weapons bronze coins.
Le Rider and Troxell stress the existence of only two principal mints in Macedonia during Alexander the Great's lifetime, those were probably Pella and Amphipolis.
*Alex
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Kingdom of Thrace. Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm180 viewsCirca 297-281 B.C. AR Tetradrachm, Thompson 59, Müller 88 (Sestus mint), 17.146g, maximum diameter 31.2mm, die axis 0o, Mysia, Lampsacus mint. Obverse diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon. Reverse Athena seated left on prow, Nike crowning name in extended right, transverse spear resting against right side, resting left arm on shield behind, KA monogram inner left, herm outer left. gVF. Nice style, beautiful portrait of Alexander.

Ex Otakirak Collection. Ex Stack's, Bowers and Ponterio NYINC Auction 2012, lot 194. Ex FORVM.

Lysimachos, a Macedonian of great physical strength and fortitude, rose to prominence as a σωματοφύλαξ, or “bodyguard” for Alexander the Great. When Alexander’s territories were parceled out during the settlement at Babylon in 323 BC, Lysimachos was given control of Thrace, the Chersonese, and the intervening Black Sea coast. Unfortunately, much of this territory was no longer under Macedonian control, but was claimed by various Thracian tribes. Although Lysimachos was involved to some extent in the early wars of the Diadochs, most of his early years as satrap were preoccupied with subduing the Thracian tribes, an endeavor that was largely unsuccessful. By the time he assumed the royal title in 306/5 BC, his kingdom consisted of little more than the southern portions of Thrace. While this territory included a few already active mints, such as Ainos and Byzantion, Lysimachos was forced to depend on his ally Kassander, the king of Macedon, for coinage, as the sources of bullion were under the control of his enemies. This situation changed in 302 BC, when Lysimachos raised an army at the urging of Kassander and invaded Asia Minor, territory which Antigonos I Monophthalmos controlled, and whose son, Demetrios I Poliorketes, was threatening Kassander’s southern flank in Thessaly. Lysimachos quickly captured much of the Hellespont, and he penetrated as far as Lydia. This territory was rich with both silver bullion and mint cities, including Alexandria Troas, Ephesos, Lampsakos, Magnesia, and Sardis. Lysimachos used these mints to begin striking coinage on his behalf, while at the same time, he apparently sent bullion back to Thrace, where Lysimacheia and Sestos also began to produce coinage for him. These mints initially struck coins of Alexander type for Lysimachos, but later changed to the new Lysimachos type in 297 BC. After Lysimachos and Seleukos I defeated the Antigonids at Ipsos in 301 BC, most of western Asia Minor passed to Lysimachos. He now held some of the most prosperous cities in the Aegean, and soon most of the well-established mints were striking coinage in his name. Many of these same mints were required to pay large sums of tribute in order to fund further campaigns of expansion. One such object of expansion was Macedon, the ultimate goal of all the Diodochs. Since the death of Kassander in 298 BC, it had fallen into chaos and was eventually captured by Demetrios, who was, in turn, driven out by the joint invasion of Lysimachos and Pyrrhos in 288 BC. Initially, Macedon was split between the two, with Lysimachos taking the eastern half and its mint of Amphipolis. By 285 BC, when Lysimachos also obtained the western half from Pyrrhos, Pella also began producing coinage for Lysimachos. His successes, however, were short-lived. Beginning in 284 BC with the murder of his step-sons, Lysimachos became involved in a treacherous game of political and dynastic intrigue. As a result, revolt broke out among the Asian cities under his control, and Seleukos I launched an invasion against him. At the battle of Korupedion in 281 BC, Lysimachos was killed, and his kingdom was subsumed into the Seleukid empire. Ptolemy Keraunos, however, siezed Lysimachos’ European territories after he murdered Seleukos I later that year. Edward T. Newell’s study of Lysimachos’ lifetime issues arranged them according to the territorial expansion of his kingdom. Unfortunately, Newell died before completing his study, and consequently many issues are missing from Margaret Thompson’s survey of his unfinished work. The many ‘unpublished’ coins that have appeared over the past two decades reveal how little is known about Lysimachos’ coinage. Although most catalogs list these unpublished coins as posthumous issues, this is unlikely, as most of his mint cities were taken over by other kingdoms following Lysimachos’ death. The cities that continued to issue his coins as a regular type, such as Byzantion, were mostly ones that regularly conducted trade with cities to the north of Thrace, whose economies were likely dominated by Lysimachos type coinage during his lifetime. A few cities, such as Tenedos, struck brief, sporadic issues of Lysimachos type coins long after his death, but these issues were likely struck for some specific purpose that required this type, and are not part of any regular series. At the beginning of his reign, Lysimachos continued to use Alexander’s coinage types, later modifying them by replacing Alexander’s name with his own. In 297 BC, Lysimachos introduced a new type: the obverse was a portrait of Alexander; the reverse was Athena, Lysimachos’ patron goddess. G.K Jenkins noted the power of the Alexander portrait in his commentary on the Gulbenkian Collection: “The idealized portrait of Alexander introduced on the coinage of Lysimachos in 297 BC is characterized by the horn of Ammon which appears above the ear. The allusion is to Alexander’s famous visit to the oracle of Ammon at the Siwa Oasis in 331, when the god is supposed to have greeted Alexander as ‘My son’.... The best of the Alexander heads on Lysimachos’ coinage...have a power and brilliance of effect that is irresistible. It [is speculated] that these Alexander heads may have derived from an original gem carved by Pyrgoteles, an engraver prominent among the artists of Alexander’s court....” Regardless of the inspiration for the new design, part of the remarkable attraction of this coinage is its artistic variety: each engraver created his own fresh and distinctive portrayal of the world’s greatest conqueror. (Commentary courtesy of CNG).
6 commentsJason T
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Kings of Macedon - Philip II25 views359 – 336 B.C.
Silver Tetradrachm
14.17 gm, 24 mm, 12h
Obv.: Laureate head of Zeus right
Rev.: ΦΙΛΙΠ-ΠΟΥ above, youth on horseback right, holding palm; below, grape bunch on vine. Lightly toned, granulated surface with two test cuts.
Amphipolis, lifetime issue,
ca. 348/7-343/2 B.C.
Le Rider 246 (D115/R-; rev. die not recorded);
SNG ANS 504
Jaimelai
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Kings of Macedon - Philip V - Persius55 views185-168 B.C.
Bronze AE22
8.61 gm, 22 mm
Obv.: Reed-wreath head of river-god Strymon right
Rev.: MAKE-ΔONΩN, ornamented trident right,
monograms left
Amphipolis mint
BMC v p.12, 45; SNG Cop. 1299
2 commentsJaimelai
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Kings of Macedon Alexander the great AR Tetradrachm 336-322 BC 26 mm 17.13g 5h31 viewsHead of Heraklesright,wearing lion skin headdress in the likeness of Alexander,dotted border.Rev Zeus seated left holding eagle in righr hand,and scepter in left hand,in left field cock standing.Legend reads of King Alexander dotted border.
Amphipolis mint lifetime issue.
Grant H
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Kings of Macedon, Alexander III the Great, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Amphipolis Mint under Antipater 25 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress.
AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; janiform head vase in left field. Graffiti in upper left field - Aramaic kaph (k) and sadhe (s).

Price 6; Troxell, Studies, Issue A3; SNG Cop 660; Muller 853.
Struck at Amphipolis in the period 332-329 BC.

(29 mm, 17.15 g, 2h)
n.igma
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Kings of Macedon, Alexander III, tetradrachm, Macedonian mint (Amphipolis?)76 views336-323 BC (lifetime)
24-26 mm, 17.14 g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right; to left, janiform-head vase
(Price p. 89, 6.)

ex Auctiones GmbH, eAuction #5, Lot 9
2 commentsareich
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KINGS of MACEDON, Antigonos II Gonatas 39 views277/6-239 BC, struck after 270 BC
AR Tetradrachm
31mm, 17.06 g
Amphipolis mint
Obverse: head of Pan in center of Macedonian shield, lagobolon over shoulder; shield decorated with stars within crescents
Reverse: BASILEWS ANTIGONOU, Athena Alkidemos walking left, brandishing thunderbolt and shield; helmet left, EMP monogram right
SNGCop 1200v, EMP ?
R. Martin, "A Third-Century B.C. Hoard from Thessaly at the ANS," ANSMN 26, 536 (same obv. die).
ex Demetrios Armounta Collection
2 commentsTIF
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Kings of Macedon, Philip II, 359-336 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Amphipolis Mint under Kassander 315-297 BC20 views Laureate head of Zeus right.
ФIΛIΠ-ΠOY Youth holding a palm branch on horseback right, below horse Λ above torch, HMΓ monogram beneath foreleg.

Le Rider pl. 47, 20, Amphipolis Group IV, 315-297 BC.

(23 mm, 14.27 g, 11h).
Harlan J. Berk Buy or Bid Sale 174, 10 May 2011, 82.

Following the victory of Philip’s entry in the Olympic Games of 356 BC, the youth (jockey) with palm branch reverse of this coin type was introduced in celebration of his Olympic win. This became a standard throughout and beyond his reign. It continued to be struck into the early years of the reign of Alexander the Great and later by his successors in Macedonia, into the first years the third century BC. The emission with the Λ above torch mint control was struck during the latter part of the reign of Kassander in parallel with a large emission of Alexander tetradrachms bearing the same mint control. This coinage may have been struck to pay Thraco-Macedonian mercenaries in the service of the Kassander.
n.igma
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Kings of Macedon, temp. Kassander – Alexander (son of Kassander), c. 310-294 BC.1 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 26mm, 16.8 g, 6h, Amphipolis mint, in the name and types of Alexander III.
Obv.:Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev.: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, Λ above torch; ΔI monogram below throne.
Reference: Price 495; Ehrhardt 30, 16-256-195
John Anthony
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KINGS OF MACEDON--ALEXANDER III31 views336 - 323 BC
(LIFETIME ISSUE)
Bronze half unit, 15.5 mm, 4.71 g
O: Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck
R: reverse ΑΛΕΞΑ Ν∆ΡΟΥ, eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head turned back left, no field symbol
Macedonia, Amphipolis mint
Price 158, SNG Alpha Bank 708, SNG Cop -, SNG München - ; rare
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KINGS OF MACEDON--ANTIGONUS II GONATAS37 views277 - 239 BC
AR Tetradrachm 16.95 g
O: Horned head of Pan left, lagobolon over shoulder, in the center of a Macedonian shield
R: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIΓONOY, Athena Alkidemos advancing left, holding shield decorated with aegis, preparing to cast thunderbolt; crested Macedonian helmet to inner left, TI to inner right
Amphipolis mint; SNG Cop 1202; Grose 3593
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KINGS OF MACEDON--ANTIGONUS II GONATAS21 views277 - 239 BC
AR Tetradrachm 16.95 g
O: Horned head of Pan left, lagobolon over shoulder, in the center of a Macedonian shield
R: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIΓONOY, Athena Alkidemos advancing left, holding shield decorated with aegis, preparing to cast thunderbolt; crested Macedonian helmet to inner left, TI to inner right
Amphipolis mint; SNG Cop 1202; Grose 3593
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KINGS OF MACEDON--PERSEUS11 views179 - 168 BC
AE 18 mm, 5.70 g
O: Head of hero Perseus right, wearing winged helmet peaked with griffin head, harpa across shoulder
R:Eagle standing half-left on thunderbolt, head right, wings open, B - A flanking above wings, Π−E flanking across lower field, star in exergue
Pella or Amphipolis mint; SNG München 1274 ff., SNG Cop 1275
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KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. AR Drachm. Amphipolis mint9 views17.5mm, 4.29 g, 1h

Struck under Antipater, circa 325-323/2 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; laurel branch in left field. Price –; Hersh, Additions 5; Troxell, Studies, Issue E/F. EF, underlying luster. Very rare, Troxell noted 3 examples, none in CoinArchives.
Leo
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KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander the Great ( or Alexander III ) Early posthumous issue145 viewsKINGS of MACEDON. Alexander the Great ( or Alexander III )  336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm
early posthumous issue , 17.11 gr . Amphipolis mint. Struck under Polyperchon or Kassander (for Philip III), circa 318-317 BC. Head of Herakles right wearing lion's skin headdress /BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY means ( Of King Alexander ) , Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; branch in left field, Π below throne. Price 124 . NGC AU.





From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
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Kings of Macedon. Amphipolis. Philip II. 359-336 BC. (Circa 315-294 BC - Kassander)15 viewsTetradrachm

24 mm, 14.62 g

Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.

Reverse: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ (FILIPPOU, "of Philip"). Youth, holding palm frond, riding horse right. Controls: Below horse, Λ above torch; dolphin right below raised foreleg.

SNG ANS 807; HGC 3.1, 988
Nathan P
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Kings of Macedon. Amphipolis. Philip II. 359-336 BC. (Circa 355-349/8 BC)45 viewsAR Tetradrachm

23mm., 13,99g.

Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right

Reverse: ΦIΛIΠ ΠOY (FILIPPOU, "Of Philip"), Philip II on horse left, wearing kausia, short tunic and chiton around the neck, he raises the hand in salutation, bow beneath the front legs of the horse.

Le Rider D71, R -; SNG Cop 545 var.

Philip's revolutionary silver tetradrachms aimed to replace those of the Chalcidian League after his capture of the League's capital, Olynthus, in 348 BC. The horseman on the reverse was the type which had traditionally marked coinage of fine silver in Macedonia. The reverse type exists in two versions. One shows a bearded horseman wearing kausia and chlamys (this coin), very like the horseman on the coins of the fifth-century Macedonian kings; here no doubt Philip himself is represented. The other is a mounted jockey carrying the palm branch of victory, which certainly commemorates the success of Philip's horse in the Olympic games of 356 BC.

From sculptures uncovered in the excavation of Philip’s tomb in 1977, it is evident that the artist adopted some of Philip’s facial attributes in the depiction of Zeus on the obverse of his tetradrachms, which would help assert Philip’s divinity and claim to the broader throne of Greece.
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KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. AR Tetradrachm26 views27mm, 17.19 g, 5h
In the name and types of Alexander III. Amphipolis mint. Struck circa 294-290 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, thunderbolt above Z; dolphin below throne.
Newell –; Price 501; Ehrhardt 55; HGC 3, 1009 var. (unlisted mint). VF, toned, a couple tiny metal flaws on obverse.
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KINGS of MACEDON. Kassander, In the name and types of Alexander III. 12 viewsMacedon, Amphipolis mint.
TETRADRACHM
25mm, 16.67 grams
317-305 BC, or King, 305-298 BC, struck circa 307-297 BC
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, Λ above torch; monogram below throne
Ehrhardt 35. 
From Group SGF
JBGood
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KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. AR Tetradrachm36 views23mm, 14.36 g, 7h
Amphipolis mint. Struck circa 355-349/8 BC. Head of Zeus right, wearing laurel wreath / Philip on horseback left; bow below raised foreleg; below belly, forepart of Pegasos left. Le Rider 122 var. (D61/R– [unlisted rev. die]); SNG ANS 477–8. VF, toned, minor double strike on reverse, small area of granularity.
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Kings of Macedonia34 viewsPhilip V - Persius
187-168 B.C.
AR Tetrobol
2.27 gm, 14 mm
Obv.: Macedonian shield; MA-KE above and below club in center
Rev.: Macedonian helmet with cheek pieces; two monograms to left, monogram and trident head to right
Pella or Amphipolis mint; Zoilos, magistrate.
Struck circa 184-179 B.C.
BMC Macedonia p. 9, 11;
SNG Ashmolean 3280
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KINGS of MACEDONIA. Antigonos II Gonatas. 277/6-239 BC. AR Tetradrachm Amphipolis mint.47 viewsStruck circa 274/1-260/55 BC.

Reference.
Touratsoglou 8–17; SNG München 1074-5; SNG Alpha Bank 983; SNG Cop. 1202

Obv.
Horned head of Pan left, lagobolon behind, in the center of a Macedonian shield

Rev. ANTIGONOU left, BASILEWS right
Athena Alkidemos advancing left; crested Macedonian helmet to inner left, TI to inner right.

16.75 gr
31mm
5h
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Kings of Thrace, Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm83 viewsAmphipolis mint (298-281 BC).
Obv.: Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon.
Rev.: Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, spear behind; monograms to inner left and outer right.
Thompson 212.
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Lysimachos in the name of Philip II, Macedonian kingdom18 viewsLysimachos in the name of Philip II, Amphipolis mint 19mm 305-281 B.C.
Obverse: Diademed head of Apollo right
Reverse: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ above, Horseman riding right; below, ΛY and lion forepart right
Dk0311USMC
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Lysimachos in the name of Philip II, Macedonian kingdom25 viewsLysimachos in the name of Philip II, Amphipolis mint 19mm
Obverse: Diademed head of Apollo right
Reverse: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ above, Horseman riding right; below, ΛY and lion forepart right
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Lysimachos tetradrachm65 views288/281 BC, Amphipolis
16.85g
obv: diademed head of the deified Alexander with horn of Ammon right
rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΞΟΥ; Athena enthroned left, holding Nike and resting left elbow on shield decorated with lion’s head, spear resting to her right
(Thompson in Essays Robinson 201 var. (position of 2nd monogram))
ex Künker e-Auction 17, No. 10
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MACEDON (Roman Protectorate), Republican period, First Meris.9 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 30mm, 16.8g, 12h, Amphipolis mint, c. 167-149 BC.
Obv.: Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder, in the center of a Macedonian shield.
Rev.: Club; monogram and MAKEΔONΩN above, ΠPΩTHΣ and two monograms below; all within oak wreath, thunderbolt to left.
Reference: SNG Copenhagen 1314 / 17-70-380
John Anthony
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MACEDON - Alexander III24 viewsMACEDON - Alexander III "The Great" - 336-323 B.C.E. - AE half-unit. Alexander III AE Anonymous Half-Unit. Struck in Pella or Amphipolis 334 B.C. Macedonian shield; around, five double crescents with five pellets between each; in centre, thunderbolt / B - A on either side of Crested Macedonian helmet. 15mm. SNG Cop 1120.dpaul7
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MACEDON - AMPHIPOLIS - Ae - SEVERUS ALEXANDER55 viewsMACEDON - AMPHIPOLIS - Ae - SEVERUS ALEXANDER - TYCHE SEATED LEFT, HOLDING PATERA - THUNNY BELOW - great portrait !!
BMC 113; SNG Cop. 118
EF, 22 mm; 5,9 gm

Antonivs Protti
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Macedon under Roman Rule. First Meris AR Tetradrachm.44 viewsMacedon under Roman Rule. First Meris AR Tetradrachm. Amphipolis, 158-146 BC.
O: Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver at shoulder; all within tondo of Macedonian shield
R: ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ ΠΡΩΤΗΣ, horizontal club, monograms above and below; all within oak wreath tied at left; thunderbolt in outer left field.
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MACEDON, AMPHIPOLIS17 viewsca 168 - 149 BC
AE 21 mm, 5.89 g
O: Diademed head of Artemis Tauropolos right, bow and quiver at shoulder;
R: AMΦIΠOΛITΩN surrounding two goats on their hind legs, contending head to head
Amphipolis mint; cf SNG Cop 62, SGCV I 1394
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Macedon, Amphipolis (187 - 168/7 B.C)56 viewsÆ 21
O: Draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver on shoulder.
R: Artemis Tauropolos riding right on bull, veil billowing out behind her.
21mm
9.5g
SNG ANS 150-1
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MACEDON, AMPHIPOLIS AE195 viewsOBVERSE: Laureate head of Zeus left
REVERSE: Two rampant goats
Struck at Amphipolis 187-168 BC
6.6g, 19mm
SNG ANS 118
Legatus
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Macedon, Amphipolis, Athena / Eagle, AE1431 views2nd century AD
14mm, 2.70g, 6h
obv: helmeted head of Athena right
rev: AMΦΠOΛEITΩN; eagle standing facing, head right
(SNG ANS 145 var. (head left))
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Macedon, Amphipolis, SNG ANS 137ff see. (No scepter) 43 viewsAmphipolis, Macedon mint, 2 / 1 Century B.C. AE, 18mm 5g, SNG ANS 137ff see. (Not scepter). BMC 51, 62
O: head of the bearded Zeus with L. nr, scepter over l. shoulder
R: AMΦIΠO-ΛEITΩN eagle with open wings standing r, head l
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Macedon, Amphipolis, Tiberius AE, 14 - 37 C.E.6 viewsTIBERIUS AE, AMPHIPOLIS, MACEDON
RPC 1632, Varbanov 3139,
21mm, 8.67 grams, Struck Circa. 14 - 37 C.E.
Obverse: ΤΙ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ around bare head of Tiberius to right
Reverse: Artemis Tauropolos with billowing veil over head, riding on bull to right, AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN below

Ex: Hanberry Collection, 1970's - early 90's. Purchased from A. H. Baldwin & Sons LTD.
Antonivs Protti
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Macedon, Amphipolis. c380-357 BC. 33 viewsDiademed male head right / A-M-F-I, race torch.

Æ 10mm. 1.3g.

BMC 11, SNG Cop 48. Sear 1390.
Dino
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Macedon, Amphipolis. c380-357 BC. 37 viewsDiademed male head right / A-M-F-I, race torch.

Æ 12mm. 1.3g

BMC 11, SNG Cop 48. Sear 1390.
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MACEDON, Amphipolis; Elagabalus4 viewsMACEDON, Amphipolis. Elagabalus. AD 218-222. Æ 21mm (5.47 g, 12h). Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Tyche seated left, holding phiale. SNG Copenhagen -; SNG ANS -. VF, glossy brown patina with some green deposits.ecoli
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Macedon, Antigonos Gonatas, tetradrachm58 viewsAmphipolis, 277/6-239 BC
31 mm, 17.04 g
obv.: horned head of Pan left, lagobolon behind, in the centre of a Macedonian shield
rev.: BAΣIΛEOΣ ANTIΓONOY; Athena Alkidemos advancing left, shield decorated with aegis on left arm, preparing to cast thunderbolt held aloft in right hand; crested Macedonian helmet to inner left, TI monogram to inner right
(AMNG III 2 S. 186 Nr.3; SNG Copenhagen 1202; SNG Oxford 3260)
ex Dorotheum May 2014 Coin Auction (26. May 2014), lot 60
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Macedonia - AE9 viewsPella or Amphipolis
179-168 BC
head of Perseus (hero) right wearing winged helmet peaked with griffin head; harpa right
eagle facing, head right; B_A / (ΠEP) / A (ΓH)
SNG Alpha Bank 1135-42 var.
Johny SYSEL
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MACEDONIA - AMPHIPOLIS62 viewsEmisión póstuma en el nombre de ALEJANDRO III "MAGNO".
AR Tetradracma 26 x 25 mm 17.8 gr.

Anv: Cabeza de Herakles (Hércules) vistiendo piel de león. Gráfila de puntos.
Rev: "ALEΞANΔPOY" - Zeus Aëtophoros sentado en trono a izquierda, sosteniendo Aguila en mano derecha extendida y cetro en izquierda. Sus piernan cruzadas con la derecha hacia atrás. Monograma "QE" Bajo el trono, "Λ" / Antorcha en campo izq.

Acuñación: 320 - 315 A.C.
Ceca: Amphipolis - Macedonia

Referencias: Price #463
mdelvalle
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Macedonia - AR Tetrobol7 viewsPella or Amphipolis
c. 185-168 BC
head of Maenad right wreathed with vine leaves and grapes, wearing necklace and earrings
stern of galley right, star above
MAKE / ΔONΩN
M?
SGCV I 1384, SNG Cop 1292
Johny SYSEL
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Macedonia Amphipolis6 viewsMacedonia Amphipolis 187-31 B.C

Obverse: Diademed head of Apollo right.Dotted border around.

Reverse: ?l?N either side of ear of grain

15mm 4.38 grams
Macedonian Warrior
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Macedonia Amphipolis 187-31 BC6 viewsMacedonia Amphipolis 187-31 BC

Obverse. Helmeted Head of Athena right

Reverse. Eagle Standing right head left

15mm
Macedonian Warrior
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Macedonia under Roman Protectorate, First Meris, Tetradrachm (Circa 167-148 B.C.)52 viewsSilver Tetradrachm
Obv: Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder, in the center of Macedonian shield.
Rev: MAKEΔONΩN / PRΩTHΣ, Club; monogram above, two monograms below; all within oak wreath, thunderbolt to left.
Minted in Amphipolis
Reference:- SNG Copenhagen 1315.

Weight: 17.0 g.
Diameter: 28.5 mm.
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Macedonia under Roman rule. AR Tetradrachm, Amhpipolis42 viewsAR Tetradrachm. Amphipolis mint.

Obv. Macedonian shield with head of Artemis in the centre

Rev.Club of Hercules in wreath, AP monogram.

CHVF
LordBest
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MACEDONIA, AMPHILPOLIS14 viewsCa. 410-357 B.C.
Æ 10.5 mm, 1.13 g
O: Diademed male head (perhaps Apollo), right
R: A-M/Φ-I, race torch.
Macedon, Amphipolis mint; cf. SNG ANS 88
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Macedonia, Amphipolis227 viewsAmphipolis was an ancient city of Macedonia, on the east bank of the river Strymon, where it emerges from Lake Cercinitis, about 3 m. from the sea.

Originally a Thracian town, known as Ennea Odoi ("Nine Roads"), it was colonized by Athenians with other Greeks under Hagnon in 437 BC, previous attempts--in 497, 476 (Schol. Aesch. De fals. leg. 31) and 465--having been unsuccessful.

In 424 BC it surrendered to the Spartan Brasidas without resistance, owing to the gross negligence of the historian Thucydides, who was with the fleet at Thasos. In 422 BC Cleon led an unsuccessful expedition to recover it, in which both he and Brasidas were slain (see Battle of Amphipolis).

The importance of Amphipolis in ancient times was due to the fact that it commanded the bridge over the Strymon, and consequently the route from northern Greece to the Hellespont; it was important also as a depot for the gold and silver mines of the district, and for timber, which was largely used in shipbuilding. This importance is shown by the fact that, in the peace of Nicias (421 BC), its restoration to Athens is made the subject of a special provision, and that about 417, this provision not having been observed, at least one expedition was made by Nicias with a view to its recovery.

Philip of Macedon made a special point of occupying it (357), and under the early empire it became the headquarters of the Roman propraetor, though it was recognized as independent. Many inscriptions, coins, etc., have been found here, and traces of the ancient fortifications and of a Roman aqueduct are visible.

Alexander III, 336-323 BC, Silver Tetradrachm, Price-113, struck 323-320BC at Amphipolis, 17.12 grams, 25.3 mm. Choice VF

Obv: Head of Herakles wearing lion skin headdress
Rev: Zeus enthroned with sceptre and eagle, parallel legs, Macedonian helmet in left field

Well centered and struck with a full EF reverse. Attractive lifetime issue of Alexander III 'The Great'. G5
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MACEDONIA, AMPHIPOLIS16 viewsca. 187 - 31 B.C.
AE 14 mm 4.27 g
O: Head of Apollo?(Demeter?) right;
R: Stalk of grain
cf. SNG Cop 59
Amphipolis mint
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Macedonia, Amphipolis17 viewsMacedonia, Amphipolis. After 168 B.C.

Artemis / Two goats head butting. BMC 39
ecoli
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MACEDONIA, AMPHIPOLIS17 views187 - 31 BC
AE 18 mm, 7.28 g
O: Head of bearded Poseidon right
R: AMFIPOLEITWN, horse stepping right.
Amphipolis mint
cf. SNG Cop.64 ff.
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MACEDONIA, AMPHIPOLIS23 viewsca. 187 - 31 BC
AE 20 mm 7.14 g
O: Diademed head of Zeus or Poseidon right
R: AMFIPOLITWN, club of Hercules, monograms above and below, all within oak wreath.
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Macedonia, Amphipolis17 viewsMacedonia, Amphipolis, AE22.

Obverse.Head of Artemis right

Reverse.AMFIPOLITWN, two goats standing on their hind legs, butting heads
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MACEDONIA, AMPHIPOLIS43 viewsca. 167 - 148 BC
MACEDON UNDER ROMAN PROTECTORATE, First Meris
AR Tetradrachm 31 mm; 17 g
O: Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder, in the center of a Macedonian shield.
R: MAKEΔONΩN / PRΩTHΣ. Club; monogram above, two monograms below; all within oak wreath, thunderbolt to left.
Amphipolis
SNG Copenhagen 1315.
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MACEDONIA, AMPHIPOLIS31 viewsca. 167 - 148 BC
MACEDON UNDER ROMAN PROTECTORATE (First Meris)
AR Tetradrachm 31 mm; 17 g
O: Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder, in the center of a Macedonian shield.
R: MAKEΔONΩN / PRΩTHΣ. Club; monogram above, two monograms below; all within oak wreath, thunderbolt to left.
Amphipolis
SNG Copenhagen 1315.
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MACEDONIA, AMPHIPOLIS30 viewsca 148-31 BC
AE 20 X 21.5 mm; 7.80 g
O: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
R: AMΦIΠO/ΛITΩN Lion standing right, grain ear below.
Amphipolis
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SNG ANS 121-122 corr. (grain ear not described) Rare
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Macedonia, Amphipolis9 viewsAE14
148-131 B.C.
14mm, 3.95g


Obverse:
Head of young Herakles right, clad in lion's skin.

Reverse:
AMΦIΠO
ΛITΩN

Lion standing right; club below.
Will J
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MACEDONIA, AMPHIPOLIS14 views187 - 31 BC
Civic Issue
AE 17 mm 4.50 g
O: Head of Poseidon facing right, wearing tainia, dotted border
R: ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Horse advancing right, foreleg raised; monogram control mark in right field
Amphipolis mint; Ref. SNG Cop 64
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MACEDONIA, Amphipolis (Roman Protectorate), Republican period. First Meris. Circa 167-149 BC. Tetradrachm25 viewsReference.
SNG Cop 1310 - 1311; SNG Ashmolean 3290; (BMC Macedonia pag. 7), 2; Prokopov 572

Obv.
Diademed head of Artemis right with bow and quiver over shoulder in the center of a Macedonian shield; shield decorated with seven eight-pointed stars within double crescents / Club of Herakles

Rev. MAKE∆ONΩN / ΠPΩTHΣ (First Macedonia Province)
legend above and below club of Herakles, AP monogram above, all within oak wreath, thunderbolt left

16.89 gr
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MACEDONIA, Amphipolis Augustus AE 21 27 BC - 14 AD9 viewsReference.
RPC 1630 or 1631

Obv. TI KAISAR SEBASTOS (ΤΙ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ)
Bare head right

Rev. AMFIPOLITWN (ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ)
Artemis Tauropolis riding bull right, veil flowing above.

6.17 gr
21 mm
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Macedonia, Amphipolis, (158 - 149 B.C.), AR-Tetradrachm, Sear 1386, MAKEΔONΩΝ/ΠPΩTHΣ, 126 viewsMacedonia, Amphipolis, (158 - 149 B.C.), AR-Tetradrachm, Sear 1386, MAKEΔONΩΝ/ΠPΩTHΣ,
avers:- No legends, Macedonian shield, at center of which bust of Artemis Tauropolos right, bow and quiver at her shoulder.
revers:- MAKEΔONΩΝ/ΠPΩTHΣ, above and below club within oak-wreath, thunderbolt to left, above 1 belove 2 monogram.
exerg:-/-//--, diameter: 30mm, weight: 16,76g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis, date:158 - 149 B.C., B.C., ref: Sear 1386 ,
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Macedonia, Amphipolis, (c. 2nd.-1st. century B.C.), AE-21, ???, AMΦIΠO/ΛITΩN, Moneyer Monogram AΓ•TBΔ(TB ligate) between,125 viewsMacedonia, Amphipolis, (c. 2nd.-1st. century B.C.), AE-21, ???, AMΦIΠO/ΛITΩN, Moneyer Monogram AΓ•TBΔ(TB ligate) between,
avers:- Diademed head of Artemis Tauropolis facing right, with bow and quiver at her shoulder.
revers:- AMΦIΠO/ΛITΩN, in the fields, Moneyer Monogram AΓ•TBΔ(TB ligate) between, all in wreath.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 20,8-21,3mm, weight: 9,01g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis, date: c. 2nd.-1st. century B.C., ref: ???
Q-001
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Macedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-17, #164 viewsMacedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-17, #1
avers:- Head of Poseidon right,
revers:- AMΦIΠO/ΛIΤΩN, horse prancing right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-18mm, weight: 5,48g, axes: 11h,
mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis, date: c.187-31 B.C., ref: ,
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Macedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-17, #262 viewsMacedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-17, #2
avers:- Head of Poseidon right,
revers:- AMΦIΠO/ΛIΤΩN, horse prancing right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17mm, weight: 5,82g, axes:4 h,
mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis, date: c.187-31 B.C., ref: ,
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Macedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-17, #363 viewsMacedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-17, #3
avers:- Head of Poseidon right,
revers:- AMΦIΠO/ΛIΤΩN, horse prancing right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17mm, weight: 5,24g, axes: 9 h,
mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis, date: c.187-31 B.C., ref: ,
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Macedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-19,70 viewsMacedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-19,
avers:-,
revers:-,
exerg: -/-//--, diameter:18-20mm, weight:9,59g, axes: 7h,
mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis, date: c.187-31 B.C., ref: ,
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Macedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-20, Sear #1394, AMΦIΠOLITΩN, two goats, #184 viewsMacedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-20, Sear #1394, AMΦIΠOLITΩN, two goats, #1
avers:- Diademed head of Artemis Tauropolis facing right, with bow and quiver at her shoulder.
revers:- Two goats on their hind legs, contending, face to face, with the Greek legend AMΦIΠOLIT-ΩN, in the fields.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 19-20mm, weight: 6,13g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis, date: c.187-31 B.C., ref: Sear #1394,
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Macedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-20, Sear #1394, AMΦIΠOLITΩN, two goats, #266 viewsMacedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-20, Sear #1394, AMΦIΠOLITΩN, two goats, #2
avers:- Diademed head of Artemis Tauropolis facing right, with bow and quiver at her shoulder.
revers:- Two goats on their hind legs, contending, face to face, with the Greek legend AMΦIΠOLIT-ΩN, in the fields.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-21,5mm, weight: 8,02g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis, date: c.187-31 B.C., ref: Sear #1394,
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Macedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-21, #162 viewsMacedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-21, #1
avers:- Head of Poseidon right,
revers:- AMΦIΠO/ΛIΤΩN, horse prancing right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-18mm, weight: 5,48g, axes: 11h,
mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis, date: c.187-31 B.C., ref: ,
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Macedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-21, #268 viewsMacedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-21, #2
avers:- Head of Poseidon right,
revers:- AMΦIΠO/ΛIΤΩN, horse prancing right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-18mm, weight: 6,15g, axes: 1h,
mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis, date: c.187-31 B.C., ref: ,
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Macedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-21, SNG Cop-70, ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ, Prow right,65 viewsMacedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-21, SNG Cop-70, ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ, Prow right,
avers:- Laureate head of Zeus (Herakles) right.
revers:- "AMΦIΠO" above prow right, monograms to either side "Π inside ο" over S in left, "Δγ" over ?? in right, down "ΛΙΤΩΝ".
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 21mm, weight: 12,59g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis, date: c.187-31 B.C., ref: SNG Cop-70,
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Macedonia, Amphipolis, 002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RPC 1626, AE-20, AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN, Artemis on bull right,62 viewsMacedonia, Amphipolis, 002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RPC 1626, AE-20, AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN, Artemis on bull right,
avers:- KAIΣAP ΘEOY YIOΣ (retrograd), Bare head right.
revers:- AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN, Artemis Tauropolos with inflated veil, riding on bull right.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 19-21 mm, weight: 12,68g, axis:0h,
mint: Macedon, Amphipolis, date: 15 B.C., ref: RPC 1626, Varbanov 3112,
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Macedonia, Amphipolis, 002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RPC 1629, AE-21, AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN, Artemis on bull right,66 viewsMacedonia, Amphipolis, 002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RPC 1629, AE-21, AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN, Artemis on bull right,
avers:- KAIΣAPOΣ-ΣEBAΣTOY, Bare head right.
revers:- AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN, Artemis Tauropolos with inflated veil, riding on bull right.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 20-22 mm, weight: 9,56g, axis:0h,
mint: Macedon, Amphipolis, date: 15 B.C., ref: RPC 1629, Varbanov 3113,
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MACEDONIA, AMPHIPOLIS, 323-315 BC 112 viewsTetradrachm, 24 mm, 14.31 g

Philip II (359-336 BC)
O - Laureate head of Zeus r.
R - ΦΙΛΙΠΠOΥ / Π Horseman with palm r, flower.

Le Rider pl. 46, 3.

Ex A.Tkalec AG, Auction 10/27/2011, Lot 58
3 commentsrobertpe
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Macedonia, Amphipolis, Domitian, AMNG 7718 viewsDomitian, AD 81-96
AE 21, 5.72g
obv. AVT KAICAR - DOMITIANOC
Head, laureate, r.
rev. AMFIP - OLITWN
Artemis Tauropolos, in long garment and with kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding in r. hand
long torch and in lowered l. hand branch; r. beside her a great decorated round-shield set on ground.
AMNG III, 77
F+/about VF, dark green patina

Without naming her the standing Artemis Tauropolos occurs on Nr.77, 79, 82, 84, 89 without crescent,
where Nr.77 and 79 add a shield to the goddess, and Nr.82 and 84 give her a mural crown instead a
kalathos (Gaebler)
Jochen
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Macedonia, Amphipolis, Marcus Aurelius, AMNG 82 var.21 viewsMarcus Aurelius, AD 141-160
AE 20, 6.84g
obv. OVHROC - KAICAR
bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
rev. AM - F[I] - P[O]LITWN
Artemis Tauropolos, wearing girdled double chiton and mural crown(?), stg.
facing, head l., holding long torch in r. hand and resting with l. hand on shield set
on ground.
AMNG III, 82 var.; Lindgren 993
rare, about VF, green patina

AMNG writes 'Artemis with torch and branch'. Here it is doubtless a shield like on the coins of Domitian and Trajan (no.77, no.79). But there is a type too at M&M auction 12, 10. Apr. 2003, lot 136, where Artemis holds a branch and the shields stand beside.
Jochen
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Macedonia, Amphipolis, Tiberius, AMNG 7344 viewsTiberius, AD 14-37
AE 22, 8.05g
obv. TI KAISAR SE - BASTOS (beginning lower right, to read upwards)
rev. AMFIPOLITWN (lower l. and r.)
Artemis Tauropolos in long clothes sitting frontal and looking r., abdomen
slightly turned r., on a bull, leaping r. with head turned frontal, raising with
both hands a corner of her garment above the head so that it is inflated
arched. (Description by Gaebler, AMNG III!)
AMNG III, 73 (1 ex., Berlin); BMC 80; SNG ANS 169; RPC 1632; SGI 259
Very rare, about VF, nice green patina, bold portrait

For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
Jochen
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Macedonia, Amphipolis. 187-31 BC. AE1814 viewsObv. Head of Artemis r.; at her shoulder, bow and quiver
Rev. AMFIPOLITWN , Bull bounding right.
Moushmov 5978 , SNG Cop. 72
Lee S
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Macedonia, Amphipolis. 187-31 BC. AE2211 viewsObv. Poseidon
Rev. . AMFIPOLITWN, Horse to R, Monogram below.

( I am not 100% sure on this ID!! )
Lee S
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Macedonia, Amphipolis. Domitian AE20.15 viewsDomitian, AE20 of Amphipolis, Macedonia. AUT KAISAR DOMITIANOS, laureate head right / AMFIPOLITWN, Artemis standing left, holding long torch and branch, shield at her feet. RPC 339.ancientone
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Macedonia, Amphipolis. Hadrian AE2026 viewsObv: AY ΚΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС / laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r.
Rev: ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΕΙΤωΝ / Artemis Tauropolos riding on bull, r.
RPC III, 652.
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Macedonia, Amphipolis. Lucius Verus. Artemis Tauropolos44 viewsAD 161-169. Æ 18mm (4.98 g, 7h). Bare head right. OYHROC / Artemis Tauropolos standing facing, head left, holding torch and branch. AMFIPOLEITWN. SNG ANS 193; SNG Copenhagen ancientone
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Macedonia, Amphipolis. Marcus Aurelius AE24 58 viewsCity; Province; Region Amphipolis; Macedonia.
Date 161–180
Obverse design laureate head of Marcus Aurelius, r.
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙΣ Μ ΑΥΡΗΛ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟ[Σ]
Reverse design turreted Tyche seated, l., holding patera
Reverse inscription ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ
Metal Bronze
Average diameter 24 mm
Average weight 10.48 g
ancientone
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Macedonia, Amphipolis; ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ, Tyche seated l. AE 2423 viewsMarcus Aurelius, Amphipolis, Macedonia; AE 24mm, 8.3g; ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟΣ, Head of Marcus Aurelius r. /ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ, Tyche seated l. SNG Cop 105. Podiceps
Philipp-II-Macedonia_AG-One-fifth-Teradrachm-Tetrobol_Apollo_h_r__PHILIPPOY_PA_SNGANS-653_Amphipolis-Postum-c323-316-BC_Q-001_0h_13-14mm_2,60g-s.jpg
Macedonia, Kings, 015 Philip II., (359-336 B.C), SNG ANS 653, Amphipolis, AR-one-fifth tetradrachm, ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ/ ΠΑ,211 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 015 Philip II., (359-336 B.C), SNG ANS 653, Amphipolis, AR-one-fifth tetradrachm, ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ/ ΠΑ,
avers: Head of Apollo right, wearing taenia.
reverse: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, youth on horseback right, ΠΑ monogram below.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13-14mm, weight: 2,60g, axis: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Philipp II., Amphipolis posthumous issue, date: ca. 323-316 B.C., ref: SNG ANS-653,
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Macedonia, Kings, 015 Philip II., (359-336 B.C), SNG ANS Not in, AR-1/5-Tetradrachm, ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ/ Star, Rare!164 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 015 Philip II., (359-336 B.C), SNG ANS Not in, AR-1/5-Tetradrachm, ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ/ Star, Rare!
avers: Head of Apollo right, wearing taenia.
reverse: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, youth on horseback right, eight pointed star below.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,5-13,5mm, weight: 2,25g, axis: 7h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Philipp II., Amphipolis posthumous issue Struck under Antipater or Polyperchon (for Philip III and Alexander IV),
date: ca. 320-317 B.C., ref: SNG ANS-Not In, Le Rider pl. 44, 14; Troxell, Studies, Group 3, 343;
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 0093, Amphipolis, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, bucranium in left field,103 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 0093, Amphipolis, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, bucranium in left field,
avers: No legends, Young Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at the neck.
reverse: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, bucranium in left field, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 24,0-28,5mm, weight: 17,08g, axes: 3h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, ‘Amphipolis’ mint, bucranium,
date: c.c. 336-323 B.C., ref: Price(1991) 93, HGC 3.1, 910a.
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 0110, Amphipolis, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, bow and quiver in left field,673 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 0110, Amphipolis, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, bow and quiver in left field,
avers: No legends, Young Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at the neck.
reverse: BAΣILEΩΣ-AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and scepter, bow and quiver in left field.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 25,5-26,5mm, weight: 17,26g, axes: 8 h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, ‘Amphipolis’ mint.
date: c. 323 - c. 320 B.C., ref: Price 110,
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 0129, Amphipolis, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, aphlaston in left field,201 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 0129, Amphipolis, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, aphlaston in left field,
avers: No legends, Young Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at the neck.
reverse: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, aphlaston in left field, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right; Π with pellet (•) inside, below throne.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 23,5-24,5mm, weight: 17,37g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, ‘Amphipolis’ mint.
date: c.c. 320-317 B.C., ref: Price(1991) 129,
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 0432, Amphipolis, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, Λ over bucranium in left field, E below throne,90 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 0432, Amphipolis, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, Λ over bucranium in left field, E below throne,
avers: No legends, Young Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at the neck.
reverse: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, holding eagle and scepter, Λ over bucranium in left field, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right, E below throne.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 24,0-25,5mm, weight: 17,068g, axes: 2h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, ‘Amphipolis’ mint, Λ over bucranium, E below the throne.
date: c.c. 336-323 B.C., ref: Price(1991) 432, HGC 3.1, 910a.
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 0458, Amphipolis, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, in left field, Λ above torch, Δ below throne.90 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 0458, Amphipolis, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, in left field, Λ above torch, Δ below throne.
avers: No legends, Young Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at the neck.
reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and scepter. Controls: In left field, Λ above torch, Δ below throne.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 25,5-27,0mm, weight: 17,10g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, ‘Amphipolis’ mint, date: c. 336-323 B.C., ref: Price 458,
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Macedonia, Philip II34 viewsMACEDONIAN KINGDOM
Philip II (359-336 BC)
AR tetradrachm (13.77 gm). Amphipolis, posthumous issue under Cassander as regent, ca. 316-311 BC.
Laureate head of Zeus right / Youth, holding palm frond, on horseback right; aplustre below; • in Π below raised foreleg.
Le Rider pl. 46, 18. SNG ANS 740.
Attractively toned. Insignificant flan crack at 4:00 on obverse, otherwise Extremely Fine.
Ex Heritage
1 commentsSosius
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Macedonian Kingdom18 viewsSear 6742, Price 288-376

AE 17, under or in the name of Alexander III, the Great (336-323 B.C.) at either Pella or Amphipolis, after 328 B.C.

Obv: Head of Hercules facing right, wearing Nemian lion’s skin headdress.

Rev: Quiver and bow above B[A] (for ΒΑΣΣΙΛΕ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ), club [and symbol] below.
Stkp
GRK_Macedonia_Phillip_II.JPG
Macedonian Kingdom24 viewscf. Sear 6699, cf. SNG ANS 966 (but without visible H monogram behind head)

AE 17, struck under or in the name of Philip II (359-336 B.C.) at either Pella or Amphipolis, ca. 359-310 or 294 B.C.

Obv: Head of Apollo facing left, hair bound with taenia.

Rev: Naked youth on horse prancing right, ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ above horse, vertical thunderbolt below.
Stkp
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Macedonian Kingdom32 viewsSear 6684 var., Le Rider pl. 47, 18 var. (without the I to the right of the Δ).

AR Tetradrachm (23-24 mm.), struck in the name of Philip II (359-336 B.C.) under Cassander (Regent 317-305 B.C.; King 305-297 B.C.) or his sons, Philip IV (297 B.C.) and Alexander V (297-294 B.C.) at Amphipolis, ca. 315-294 B.C. (per Le Rider) or ca. 320-315 B.C. (per Price).

Obv: Laureate head of Zeus right.

Rev: ΦIΛΙΠ-ΠΟΥ above young naked jockey astride racehorse prancing right, carrying long palm frond of victory in right hand and holding reins in left hand; Λ above race-torch below horse; Δ below horse’s foreleg.

Philip II claimed descent from Zeus, and hence adopted the head of Zeus for his obverse. The image is thought to possibly be inspired by the great statue of Zeus by Phidias at Olympia, which was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The reverse celebrates Philip's victories at the Olympic games, where his racehorses were victorious in the games of 356 B.C. and possibly again in 348 B.C.

Philip adopted the Chalcidian weight standard (c. 14.45 g.) for his tetradrachm, in an effort to replace the Chalcidian League's coinage at that standard after his sacking of Olynthus in Chalcidice in 348 B.C. The expansion of Macedonia under Philip resulted in its coinage overtaking Athenian owls as the leading currency of the Greek world. The type continued to be struck long after the death of Philip. The type was imitated in tribal lands north of Macedonia up to the first century B.C.
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Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great, 336 - 323 B.C.4 viewsAR tetradrachm, ; Amphipolis mint, lifetime issue, struck under Antipater, c. 325-323 BC.
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck.
Rev.: ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, throne without back and two leg struts, right leg forward (archaic lifetime style), eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, TE monogram lower left, concave field
Reference: Price 83, Müller Alexander 181, 16-346-500
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Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great, 336 - 323 B.C. Lifetime Issue!107 viewsAE 18; Price 311, (Muller 1702), (Drama 123); weight 6.8 g, maximum diameter 18.13 mm, Macedonian mint, (probably Amphipolis); c. 336 - 323 B.C; Obv. Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; Rev. A Λ E Ξ A N Δ P O Y, bow and quiver above, club below, Γ below; Nice pine green patina with some corrosion pits, mainly on obv.3 commentsSteve E
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Macedonian Kingdom, Antigonos II Gonatas (277/6-239 B.C.)33 viewsSear 6786, SNG Alpha Bank 1020, SNG Munich 1092-1094.

AE 19, 6.5 gr., struck circa 271/0-239 B.C. at either Pella or Amphipolis mint.

Obv: Helmeted head of Athena facing right wearing crested Corinthian helmet.

Rev: Pan advancing right, erecting trophy, B-A in upper fields, Macedonian helmet in lower left field, lagobolon [hunter's stick for striking hares] in lower right field, ANTI monogram between legs.

See Portolos Collection No. 1176 (same reverse) and Alpha Bank Collection Nos. 8114-8115 for good depictions of a lagobolon in the reverse lower right field.
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Macedonian Kingdom, Perseus, (179 - 168 B.C.)130 viewsÆ21
Pella or Amphipolis mint
O: Head of hero Perseus right, wearing winged helmet peaked with griffin head, harpa right.
R: eEagle standing half-left on thunderbolt, wings open, head right, B - A above wings flanking head, ΓΗ monogram and ΕΡ monogram in ex
6.9g
21mm
SNG Cop 1277, SNG München 1208, SNG Evelpidis 1465
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Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, 359 - 336 B.C., Lifetime Issue128 viewsSilver tetradrachm, Le Rider 233 (D130/R188); SNG ANS 385 ff., VF, Pella, 14.163g, 25.4mm, 225o, 342 - 336 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus right; reverse "FILIPPOU", naked youth on horse pacing right on horseback holding palm, thunderbolt below; ex CNG 214, 82; very high relief sculptural portrait, nice style, lifetime issue. Ex FORVM.

Philip II expanded the size and influence of the Macedonian Kingdom, but is perhaps best known as the father of Alexander the Great. He personally selected the design of his coins.

Philip II of Macedon (382 BC–336 BC; in Greek Φίλιππος = φίλος (friend) + ίππος (horse), transliterated Philippos) was the King of Macedon from 359 BC until his assassination. He was the father of Alexander the Great, Phillip III Arrhidaeus, and possibly Ptolemy I Soter, founder of the Ptolemaic dynasty.

Born in Pella, Philip was the youngest son of King Amyntas III and Eurydice. In his youth, (ca. 368 BC–365 BC) Philip was a hostage in Thebes, which was the leading city of Greece during the Theban hegemony. While a captive there, Philip received a military and diplomatic education from Epaminondas, was involved in a pederastic relationship with Pelopidas and lived with Pammenes, who was an enthusiastic advocate of the Sacred Band of Thebes. In 364 BC, Philip returned to Macedonia. The deaths of Philip's elder brothers, King Alexander II and Perdiccas III, allowed him to take the throne in 359 BC. Originally appointed regent for his infant nephew Amyntas IV, who was the son of Perdiccas III, Philip managed to take the kingdom for himself that same year.

Philip's military skills and expansionist vision of Macedonian greatness brought him early success. The hill tribes were broken by a single battle in 358 BC, and Philip established his authority inland as far as Lake Ohrid. He used the Social War as an opportunity for expansion. In 357 BC, he took the Athenian colony of Amphipolis, which commanded the gold mines of Mount Pangaion. That same year Philip married the Epirote princess Olympias, who was the daughter of the king of the Molossians. In 356 BC, Philip conquered the town of Crenides and changed its name to Philippi. Philip also attacked Abdera and Maronea, on the Thracian sea-board. Also in 356 Alexander was born and his race horse won in the Olympics in He took Methone in 354 BC, a town which had belonged to Athens. During the siege of Methone, Philip lost an eye.

Not until his armies were opposed by Athens at Thermopylae in 352 BC did Philip face any serious resistance. Philip did not attempt to advance into central Greece because the Athenians had occupied Thermopylae. Also in 352 BC, the Macedonian army won a complete victory over the Phocians at the Battle of Crocus Field. This battle made Philip tagus of Thessaly, and he claimed as his own Magnesia, with the important harbour of Pagasae.
Hostilities with Athens did not yet take place, but Athens was threatened by the Macedonian party which Philip's gold created in Euboea. From 352 to 346 BC, Philip did not again come south. He was active in completing the subjugation of the Balkan hill-country to the west and north, and in reducing the Greek cities of the coast as far as the Hebrus (Maritza). For the chief of these coastal cities, Olynthus, Philip continued to profess friendship until its neighboring cities were in his hands.

In 349 BC, Philip started the siege of Olynthus. Olynthus at first allied itself with Philip, but later shifted its allegiance to Athens. The Athenians did nothing to help Olynthus. Philip finally took Olynthus in 348 BC and razed the city to the ground. In 346 BC, he intervened effectively in the war between Thebes and the Phocians, but his wars with Athens continued intermittently.

Macedonia and the regions adjoining it having now been securely consolidated, Philip celebrated his Olympic games at Dium. In 347 BC, Philip advanced to the conquest of the eastern districts about the Hebrus, and compelled the submission of the Thracian prince Cersobleptes. Meanwhile, Athens had made overtures for peace, and when Philip, in 346 BC, again moved south, peace was sworn in Thessaly. With key Greek city-states in submission, Philip turned to Sparta; he sent them a message, "You are advised to submit without further delay, for if I bring my army into your land, I will destroy your farms, slay your people, and raze your city." Their reply was "If." Philip and Alexander would both leave them alone. Later, the Macedonian arms were carried across Epirus to the Adriatic Sea. In 342 BC, Philip led a great military expedition north against the Scythians, conquering the Thracian fortified settlement Eumolpia to give it his name, Philippoupolis (modern Plovdiv).

In 340 BC, Philip started the siege of Perinthus. Philip began another siege in 339 BC of the city of Byzantium. After unsuccessful sieges of both cities, Philip's influence all over Greece was compromised. However, Philip successfully reasserted his authority in the Aegean by defeating an alliance of Thebans and Athenians at the Battle of Chaeronea in 338 BC. He erected a memorial of a marble lion to the Sacred Band of Thebes for their bravery that still stands today. Philip created and led the League of Corinth in 337 BC. Members of the League agreed never to wage war against each other, unless it was to suppress revolution. Philip was elected as leader (hegemon) of the army of invasion against the Persian Empire. In 336 BC, when the invasion of Persia was in its very early stage, Philip was assassinated, and was succeeded on the throne of Macedon by his son Alexander the Great.

Philip’s Assassination

The murder happened in October of 336 BC, at Aegae, the ancient capital of the kingdom of Macedon. The court had gathered there for the celebration of the marriage between Alexander of Epirus and Philip's daughter. While the king was entering unprotected into the town's theatre (highlighting his approachability to the Greek diplomats present), he was killed by Pausanias of Orestis, one of Philip's seven bodyguards. The assassin immediately tried to escape and reach his associates who were waiting for him with horses at the entrance of Aegae. He was pursued by three of Philip's bodyguards and died by their hands.
The reasons for Pausanias' assassination of Phillip are difficult to fully expound, since there was controversy already among ancient historians. The only contemporary account in our possession is that of Aristotle, who states rather tersely that Philip was killed because Pausanias had been offended by the followers of Attalus, the king's father-in-law.

Whatever else that may be written about Philip II it must be recognized that he was responsible for making Macedon the ascendant Greek power. He reorganized the Macedonian army. It was this army that Alexander the Great inherited. Phillip II trained some of Alexander’s best generals: Antigonus Cyclops, Antipater, Nearchus, Parmenion, and Perdiccas.

According to the Greek historian Theopompus of Chios, Europe had never seen a man like king Philip of Macedonia, and he called his history of the mid-fourth century BCE the Philippic History. Theopompus had a point. Not even his better known son Alexander has done so much to change the course of Greek history. Philip reorganized his kingdom, gave it access to the sea, expanded its power so that it could defeat the Achaemenid Empire, and subdued the Greek city-states, which never regained their independence again. To achieve this, he modernized the Macedonian economy, improved the army, and concluded several marital alliances. The result was a superpower with one weakness: it was as strong as its king. When Philip's son Alexander died, the institutions were too weak, and Macedonia never recovered.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_II_of_Macedon
http://www.livius.org/phi-php/philip/philip_ii.htm
Ed. by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II. 359-336 BC80 viewsAmphipolis III, c 323/2-316/5 BC
1/5 Tetradrachm, 2.61g, 13mm.
Obv: Head of Apollo, right
Rev: FILIPPOY, Naked Youth on horse, prancing right, M within wreath symbol below horse.
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Macedonian Kingdom, Phillip II, 359 - 336 B.C. Amphipolis mint?101 viewsAE unit; SNG ANS 8-865. Weight 6.2 gr., max diameter 18.09 mm; Amphipolis mint? (per Dr. Thomas Gibson) Obv. Apollo facing left, wearing taenia; Rev. Φ Ι Λ Ι Π Π O Υ above; boy riding horse prancing right;dolphin swimming right below.Thin black patina. Less common left facing Apollo with right facing horseman!

Ex. Timeline Originals

This coin posted as an example of the type on Wildwinds.
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Macedonian Kingdom, Phillip II, 359 - 336 B.C. Amphipolis mint?173 viewsAE unit; SNG ANS 8 872 (symbol identified as: Helios head?by H. A. Troxell), Lindgren 1274. Weight 4.7 gr., max diameter 17.1 mm; Amphipolis mint? (per Dr. Thomas Gibson) Obv. Apollo facing left, wearing taenia; Rev. Φ Ι Λ Ι Π Π O Υ above; boy riding horse prancing left; with above mentioned unidentifiable symbol below (some describe as a left facing lion's head); Beautiful turquoise patina! Scarce type with both obv. & rev. facing left. Extra fine style!9 commentsSteve E
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Macedonian Kingdom, Phillip II, 359 - 336 B.C. Amphipolis mint?65 viewsAE unit; SNG ANS 8-858. Weight 7.96.2 gr., max diameter 18.68 mm; Amphipolis mint? (per Dr. Thomas Gibson) Obv. Apollo facing right, wearing taenia; Rev. Φ Ι Λ Ι Π Π O Υ above; boy riding horse prancing right; pentagram below. Green patina, thick flan, fine style!3 commentsSteve E
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Macedonian Kingdom, Reign of Alexander III92 views336-323 BC
AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 17.01g)
O: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, clad in lion's skin headdress.
R: Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle and sceptre, his legs parallel; eagle's head facing left in field to left, AΛEΞANΔPOY behind.
Amphipolis mint (lifetime issue).
Price 51; Sear 6713v; C. 4952
ex Jack H. Beymer

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Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great, 336 - 323 B.C. Silver tetradrachm.114 viewsRule of Philip III Arrhidaeus.
Posthumous, struck shortly after the death of Alexander the great c. 323 - 320 BC.
Amphipolis mint.
Obv ; Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev ;BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY "Of King Alexander"
Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; Macedonian helmet in left field. Price 113.
NGC EF / Scratches . 17.04 gr.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
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Macedonian Kingdom. Alexander III, the Great (336-323 B.C.)12 viewsSear 6743 var.; Price 160; SNG Alpha Bank 705-707, SNG Cop 1024.

AE half unit, 17.26 g., 3.41 min. max., 270°

Struck by Antipater during lifetime of Alexander, circa 325-323 B.C., at the Amphipolis mint.

Obv.: Head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck.

Rev.: [A]ΛEΞAN∆--POY, eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head left, A above eagle.
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Macedonian Kingdom. Kassander (319-297 B.C.)14 viewsSear 6755, SNG Alpha Bank 897 (no monogram to outer left) or 895-896 var. (AE monogram to outer left)

AE unit; struck 305-298 B.C. at the Pella or Amphipolis mint, 6.33 g., 18.24 mm. max, 180°

Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right.

Rev.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ to right of tripod lebes (cauldron in a three legged stand used for religious ritual) with lion's paw feet, palm frond on frame above, ΚΑΣΣΑΝΔΡΟΥ to left; possible uncertain monogram (if so, off flan) to outer left, kerykeion/caduceus to outer right.

The son of Antipater, who was the Regent of Macedon appointed by Alexander III, the Great, Kassander seized power upon his father's death in 319 B.C. He was notorious for his cruelty and in 311 B.C. he executed Alexander's widow, Roxana, and her son Alexander IV, who was to be king when he came of age. In 305 B.C., he declared himself king of Macedonia.
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Macedonian Kingdom. Philip V (221-179 B.C.) or Perseus (179-168 B.C.)11 viewsSear GCV --; HGC 3.1 334 var. (no monograms or lower ornaments); SNG Cop. 1298-1299 var. (same); AMNG III 54 var. (same)

AE unit. Amphipolis mint, 187-168 B.C.; 7.90 g., 18.43 mm. max., 180°

Obv: Head of river-god, Strymon, right, with short horns and crown of reeds.

Rev: Trident head, scroll-like ornaments between the prongs, MAKE -- ∆ONΩN flanking.

This coin is an apparently uncommon variation of the type in that there are no ornaments flanking the shaft of the trident nor monograms below the trident.
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III ‘the Great’ (336-323 BCE) Æ Half Unit, Amphipolis (Price-28)33 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head left; ivy leaf above.
Dim: 15mm, 3.54 g

Struck under Antipater, circa 332-326 BCE
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III ‘the Great’ (336-323 BCE) Æ Unit, Amphipolis (Price-91b)17 viewsObv: Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion skin
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Eagle standing to right on thunderbolt, head left; crescent above
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Macedonian Kingdom: Amphipolis (148-132 BCE) Æ Unit, Uncertain Macedonian Mint (SNG ANS 120-2)8 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev:AMΦIΠOΛITΩN, lion standing right; club below, monogram to right
Dim: 14 mm, 4.05 g, 1 h
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Macedonian Kingdom: Kassander (316-297 BCE) Æ Unit, Pella or Amphipolis (SNG Alpha Bank 876)14 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: ΚΑΣΣΑΝ-ΔΡΟΥ; Lion reclining right; in right field, HP monogram
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Macedonian Kingdom: Kassander (316-297 BCE) Æ Unit, Pella or Amphipolis (SNG Alpha Bank 917)16 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΚΑΣΣΑΝ-ΔΡΟΥ; Youth on horseback right, extending arm in salute; above, T; before, star; below, monogram

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Macedonian Kingdom: Kassander (317-298 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Amphipolis (Price 468; Ehrhardt 36)18 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, Λ above torch; kantharos below throne
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Macedonian Kingdom: Perseus (179-168 BCE) Æ Unit, Pella or Amphipolis (. AMNG III/2, 9; HGC 3, 1096; SNG München 1210)12 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: Horseman riding right; ΠEP monogram to right, ZΩ monogram and ΔI monogram below

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Macedonian Kingdom: Perseus (179-168 BCE) Æ Unit, Pella or Amphipolis (AMNG III/2, 12; HGC 3, 110)11 viewsObv: Macedonian shield, boss decorated with whorl
Rev: Harpa right; ΠEP monogram and star below
Dim: 16mm, 2.21 g
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MACEDONIAN KINGDOM: Philip II (359-336 BC). 180 viewsAR tetradrachm. Amphipolis, ca. 342/1-329/8. Laureate head of Zeus right / Young male on horseback right, nude, holding palm branch, bee under horse´s belly, janiform head under left foreleg. SNG ANS 549-555. Two test cuts on reverse. Nearly very fine / good fine (14.27 gm).

ex Freeman and Sear
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Macedonian Kingdom: Philip III Arrhidaios (323-317 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Amphipolis (Price 109)20 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; AΛEΞANΔPOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ around; Athena Promachos facing right in left field
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Macedonian Kingdom: Philip V (221-179 BCE) AR Hemidrachm, Pella or Amphipolis (Mamroth, Bronzemünzen 25a; SNG Alpha Bank 1116)8 viewsObv: Head of Heracles right, with thick beard and mustache, wearing lion skin headdress, paws tied before neck
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ; horizontal harpa; ΔI monogram above, all within oak wreath
Dim: 22mm, 5.97 gm, 8h
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Macedonian Kings. Alexander III the Great 4dr, 336-323B.C. Price 78.75 viewsAlexander III the Great, 336-323 tetdradrachm.

Obv.: Head of young Heracles right in lion skin headdress.

Rev.: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle on extended right hand and resting left on scepter, ithyphalic herm with irrigated penis in left field.

Amphipolis mint, lifetime issue. 17,3g - 26mm - Die axis 7 O´Clock.

EF, mint lustre. Considerably nicer surface than the scan indicates.

Price 78.
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Macedonian Tetradrachm72 viewsMacedonia Prima Merida (First Region), Roman Dependent Republic, c. 168 - 149 B.C.

Macedonian silver tetradrachm, Amphipolis mint, 158 - 149 BC, 16.338g, 31.1mm, die axis 0o,
Prokopov Macedonia 469: II.A. O. 93 - R. 365 var; AMNG III, p. 57, 176 ff. var; SNG Cop 1314-5 var (same); BMC Macedonia p. 8, 8 var
OBV: Macedonian shield (the whole obverse represents a shield) with bust of Artemis Tauropolos
(Diana to the Romans) at the center facing right, bow and quiver at her shoulder
REV: ΜΑΚΕ∆ΟΝΩΝ ΠΡΩΤΗΣ (First Macedonia Province), legend above and below club,
Α/ΣΗΡ monogram above, ΤΚΡ and ΤΜΕ monograms below, all within oak wreath closed by thunderbolt left

Rare with slight apparently unpublished variation in the monogram above

EX: Forvm Ancient Coins
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Macrinus40 viewsAmphipolis, Macedonia mint, Macrinus, 217-218 A.D. AE, 23.5mm 7.25g, SGI 2910
O: AVT M OPEL CEOV MAKPINOC, laureate cuirassed bust right
R: AMPHIPOLEITWN, Tyche seated left, wearing kalathos and holding patera
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Macrinus, Amphipolis, Tyche, AE2367 views23mm, 5.5g

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Marcus Aurelius Ae Amphipolis21 viewsAntonivs Protti
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Marcus Aurelius, Amphipolis, Tyche, AE2524 viewsAE25, 10.25gareich
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Marcus Aurelius, BMC 11137 viewsAmphipolis mint, Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 A.D. AE, 27mm 11.8g, BMC 111
O: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, Laureate head right
R: AMΦIΠO-ΛEITΩN, Tyche (city goddess) seated left on an ornate throne, legs crossed, holding out a phiale at waist level with right hand
*holed in antiquity
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Maximinus II IOVI CONSERVATORI Thessalonica148 viewsThessalonica

Thessalonica was located at the intersection of two major Roman roads, one leading from Italy eastward (Ignatia Way) and the other from the Danube to the Aegean. Thessalonica’s location and use as a port made it a prominent city. In 168 B.C. it became the capital of the second district of Macedonia and later it was made the capital and major port of the whole Roman province of Macedonia (146 B.C.). In 42 B.C., after the battle at Philippi, Thessalonica was made a free city.

Very little has been uncovered at ancient Thessalonica because Thessaloniki sits atop the remains. The area pictured above and at right was formerly a bus station; when it was moved in 1962, this 1st or 2nd century A.D. forum was revealed. Excavators found a bathhouse and mint dating to the 1st century A.D. below pavement surrounding an odeum. An inscription (30 B.C. to 143 A.D.) from the Vardar gate bears the word politarches, the word Luke used in reference to the officials of the city before whom Jason was brought by the mob (Acts 17:6). The word does not appear in any other Greek literature but does match the archaeology of the site.

Paul (with Silas and Timothy) came to Thessalonica from Philippi on his second missionary journey, stopping in Amphipolis and Apollonia before arriving here (Acts 17). He preached in the city’s synagogue, the chief synagogue of the region, for at least three weeks. His ministry was strong, and he established a Jewish-Gentile church, although it was more heavily Gentile (1 Thes. 1:9). When Paul faced great persecution at the hands of the mob, he fled to Berea, but Thessalonians eventually forced him to leave there also (Acts 17:13-14).

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Octavianus Augustus - Amphipolis6 views31-27 BC
bare head right
ΚΑΙΣΑΡ / ΘΕΟΥ ΥΙΟΣ
Artemis Tauropulos riding bull right
AMΦΙΠOΛEΙΤΩΝ
RPC I 1626; SNG ANS 164 - 165; SNG Cop 89 - 91; SNG Tübingen 994; BMC Macedonia p. 52, 73
10,38g
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Philip II - AR tetrobol9 viewsstruck by Philip III in the name of Philip II
Amphipolis
323-315 BC
head of Apollo wearing tainia right
horseman riding right
ΦIΛIΠΠOY
M in wreath
Le Rider pl. 45, 33; SNG ANS 625-7; SNG Alpha Bank 300
2,52g

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Philip II AR Tetradrachm31 viewsObv: Laureate head of Zeus to right.
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOY - Naked rider on horseback right, wearing victor's diadem and holding palm-branch.
Ref: Le Rider 213
Year: 348-342 BC
Mint: Amphipolis
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Philip II style Kassander or Demetrios tetradrachm29 viewsAmphipolis. "Struck under Kassander or his son, Antipater, 316/5-295/4 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / Youth, holding palm, on horseback right; below, thunderbolt above Z; dolphin below horse's raised foreleg." or "Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. In the name and types of Philip II." or "These late issues attributed to Amphipolis may actually be the earliest Celtic imitations of Philip II's tetradrachms. They exhibit a more formalized style, and Philip's name is sometimes, as on this particular issue, broken after the second." Le Rider pl. 48. SNG ANS 812.Chance Vandal
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Philip II tetradrachm, Amphipolis64 viewsKINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Amphipolis mint. Struck around 315-294 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / FILIPP-OU, youth on horseback right, holding palm; L and torch below horse, dolphin under raised foreleg. Le Rider pl. 48, 1; SNG ANS 807.1 commentsmarandnumiz
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Philip II, Ar Tetradrachm, Amphipolis mint65 viewsSilver tetradrachm
Obv:– Laureate head of Zeus right
Rev:– FILIP-POU, king riding left, wearing kausia and chlamys, raising right hand in salute, erased protome of pegasos below, bow under right foreleg
Minted in Amphipolis mint. 355 - 348 BC
Reference:– Le Rider 164 (D75/R135)
There is a flaw on the reverse running through the body of the rider.
ex Münzhandlung Ritter GmbH, August 2006; ex Beast Coins; ex Mark Drazak Collection; ex Forum.
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Philip II, Ar Tetradrachm, Amphipolis mint65 viewsObv:– Laureate head of Zeus right
Rev:– FILIPPOU, naked youth on horse pacing right on horseback holding palm, stalk of grain under belly, P below foreleg
Minted in Amphipolis mint.
Reference:– SNG ANS 667 - 680
Test cut on reverse.
14.114g, 24.3mm, 0o

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Philip II, Ar Tetradrachm, Amphipolis mint65 viewsSilver tetradrachm
Obv:– Laureate head of Zeus right
Rev:– FILIP-POU, king riding left, wearing kausia and chlamys, raising right hand in salute, erased protome of pegasos below, bow under right foreleg
Minted in Amphipolis mint. 355 - 348 BC
Reference:– Le Rider 164 (D75/R135)
There is a flaw on the reverse running through the body of the rider.
ex Münzhandlung Ritter GmbH, August 2006; ex Beast Coins; ex Mark Drazak Collection; ex Forum.
2 commentsmaridvnvm
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Philip II, Ar Tetradrachm, Amphipolis mint41 viewsObv:– Laureate head of Zeus right
Rev:– FILIPPOU, naked youth on horse pacing right on horseback holding palm, stalk of grain under belly, P below foreleg
Minted in Amphipolis mint.
Reference:– SNG ANS 667 - 680
Test cut on reverse.
14.114g, 24.3mm, 0o

Ex- Forum Ancient Coins

Updated image using new photography setup.
maridvnvm
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Philip II, Ar Tetradrachm, Amphipolis mint - Close up of flaw26 viewsSilver tetradrachm
Obv:– Laureate head of Zeus right
Rev:– FILIP-POU, king riding left, wearing kausia and chlamys, raising right hand in salute, erased protome of pegasos below, bow under right foreleg
Minted in Amphipolis mint. 355 - 348 BC
Reference:– Le Rider 164 (D75/R135)
There is a flaw on the reverse running through the body of the rider.
ex Münzhandlung Ritter GmbH, August 2006; ex Beast Coins; ex Mark Drazak Collection; ex Forum.

A close up image of the reverse flaw.
maridvnvm
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Philip III 1/5 Tetradrachm in Style of Philip II -- 323-326 BC18 views2.46 g, 14 mm, 150°
Amphipolis Mint
Silver 1/5 Tetradrachm; Toned, Scratches on Reverse
Minted During the Reign of Philip III; In the Style of Philip II
Le Rider (Plate 44, 4); SNG ANS 575

Obverse: Head of Apollo Right, Wearing Taenia.
Reverse: FILIPPOU (Fillipou),Youth on Horseback Right, Monogram Below.

Philip II (382–336 BC) became the ruler of all Greece when he defeated the Athenians at the Battle of Chaeroneia in 338 B.C. Philip personally selected the design of his coins. His horse, on the reverse of this coin, won a race in the Olympic Games in 356 B.C., the year his son Alexander the Great was born. Philip III Arrhidaeus was the half-brother of Alexander the Great and the bastard son of Philip II and a dancer, Philinna of Larissa. On the death of Alexander he was elected king by the Macedonian Army. He was, however, imprisoned upon his return to Macedonia and in October 317 B.C. he was executed under orders from Olympias, Alexander's mother, to ensure the succession of her grandson.
Hydro
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Philip III Tetradrachm in Style of Philip II -- 323-317 BC29 views13.709 g, 22.6 mm, 225°
Amphipolis Mint
Silver Tetradrachm
Minted During the Reign of Philip III; In the Style of Philip II
Le Rider pl. 46, 17-18; SNG Cop 559; SNG ANS 738 ff; SNG Alpha Bank 289

Obverse: Laureate Head of Zeus Right
Reverse: FILIPPOU (Fillipou), Naked Youth on Horse Pacing Right, Holding Palm. Acrostolion below. G and Pellet Below Foreleg.

Philip II (382–336 BC) became the ruler of all Greece when he defeated the Athenians at the Battle of Chaeroneia in 338 B.C. Philip personally selected the design of his coins. His horse, on the reverse of this coin, won a race in the Olympic Games in 356 B.C., the year his son Alexander the Great was born. Philip III Arrhidaeus was the half-brother of Alexander the Great and the bastard son of Philip II and a dancer, Philinna of Larissa. On the death of Alexander he was elected king by the Macedonian Army. He was, however, imprisoned upon his return to Macedonia and in October 317 B.C. he was executed under orders from Olympias, Alexander's mother, to ensure the succession of her grandson.
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My first FORVM coin. A great price for a beautiful coin. Spent a while looking for a nice Philip II design; imagine my surprise when I found this on FORVM, not only cheaper than any other similar quality coin, but more beautiful as well. Been a return FORVM customer ever since.
1 commentsHydro
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Philipp II tetradrachm43 viewsAmphipolis circa 323-315
25 mm, 14.30 g
obv: laureate head of Zeus right
rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOY; Youth on horseback right, holding palm; dolphin below, pellet in Π below raised foreleg
(SNG Delepierre 695. Le Rider pl. 46, 19)
3 commentsareich
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Philipp II tetradrachm34 viewsAmphipolis mint, ca. 316/5-295/4 BC
obv: laureate head of Zeus right
rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOY; Youth on horseback right, holding palm; Λ above bucranium below, E below raised foreleg
(Le Rider pl. 47, 1; SNG ANS 759-762)
1 commentsareich
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Price 110 c84 viewsAlexander III the Great
Tetradrachm
Amphipolis 323-320 BC

Obverse:Head of Herakles as Alexander the great right wearing lions skin
Reverse:ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ;Zeus Aetophoros on throne; Bow and quiver left throne

25.74mm 17.12g
3 commentsmaik
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Provincial, Amphipolis, Macedon, AE23, ΑΜΦΠΟΛεΙΤΩΝ7 viewsAE23
Roman Provincial: Amphipolis, Macedon; Ancient Imitation.
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: ?
22.8mm 6.43gr 1h
O: ΑνΤ Κ CεΒΙΡΟC (sic); Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind.
R: ΑΜ-ΦΠΟ-ΛεΙΤΩΝ (sic); Tyche wearing mural crown, seated left, holding patera in outstretched right hand.
Amphipolis, Macedon
Varbanov 3269; Moushmov 6016; BMC 122; Lindren 1010; SNG ANS 197.
VF
Ex: Bertolami Fine Art, Auction 4, Lot 139, 12/5/11.
Agora Auctions Sale 82, Lot 46
2/12/19 3/4/19
Featured on Wildwinds, March, 2019.
Nicholas Z
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Augustus42 viewsRömische Kaiserzeit - Griechische Provinzialprägung
Makedonien
Amphipolis
Augustus (27 v. Chr - 14 n. Chr.)
Bronze
Vs: KAISAP THEOY YIOS
Augustus barhäuptig nach rechts
Rs: AMPHIPOLEITON
Artemis Tauropolos auf Stier reitend
Tabletopmaster
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Roman Provincial19 viewsROMAN PROVINCE OF MACEDON, AR silver tetradrachm. Republican period, 167-149 BC, Amphipolis mint. Diademed, draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder, all in the center of a Macedonian shield decorated with seven eight-pointed stars within double crescents, three pellets between each. Reverse - MAKEDONWN PRWTHS, club of Herakles, BTDR in monogram above, TKP and TUS in two monograms below, all within oak wreath, thunderbolt to left. SNG Ashmolean 3299, SNG Fitzwilliam 2342. 30mm, 16.8g.

Ex: Incitatus
1 commentsPaddy
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Roman Provincial, Macedonia, Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, AE18. This has been added to the Wildwinds site. Scarce.7 viewsMacedonia, Amphipolis 141-160 A.D. 3.55g - 18mm.
Obv: OYHPOC KAICAP - Bare head right.

Rev: AMΦIΠOΛITΩN - Artemis, turreted, standing left, holding torch in right hand, shield in left.
Varbanov 3220; BMC 104; Paris 511 and 513 corr. ("Lucius Verus"); Berlin 155-156; SNG Evelpidis 1181.
Scarce.
scarli
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Roman rule; Amphipolis mint, AE 20, river-god Strymon/ trident11 viewsMacedonia, Under Roman Rule, c. 169 - 146 B.C. Copper AE 20, BMC Macedonia p. 12, 40 ff. (various monograms), aVF, Amphipolis mint, 8.690g, 20.2mm, 180o, obverse head of river-god, Strymon, right, with short horns and crown of reeds; reverse “ΜΑΚΕ ΔΟΝΩΝ”, ornamented trident, monograms below (off flan). Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Sabina Amphipolis20 viewsSabina, Amphipolis Macedonia, 128 - 136/7 AD, 25mm, 9.08g, Varbanov 3186 - 3188, BMC 103
OBV: CABEINA CEBACTH, Diademed and draped bust left, pellet within crescent before
REV: AMPHIPOLITON (AMΦIΠΟΛEΙΤΩN), Tyche seated left, holding phiale. Varbanov 3186 - 3187

RARE
Romanorvm
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Septimius Severus, Amphipolis23 viewsareich
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Septimius Severus, Amphipolis, Æ 22mm44 viewsMACEDON, Amphipolis. Septimius Severus. 193-211 AD.
Æ 22mm (7.33 g)
Obv.: Laureate and draped bust right
Rev.: City-goddess seated left, holding patera.
SNG ANS 197-8. VF, brown patina.
From the Marc Poncin Collection
ex CNG
areich
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Severus Alexander, Amphipolis, Tyche, AE2348 views23mm, 5.25g

ex Rutten & Wieland
areich
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STM (monogram of?)135 viewsMACEDON. Amphipolis. Augustus (?). Æ 23. 27 B.C.-A.D. 14. Obv: (KAIΣAP-ΘEOYYIOΣ) or similar. Bare head right; countermark before head. Rev: (AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN) or similar. Artemis Tauropolos, holding inflated veil, riding on bull galloping right. Ref: Sear GIC 29 (?); BMC 73-76 (?). Axis: 360°. Weight:7.81 g. CM: Monogram of STM (?), in circular punch, 7 mm. Howgego 705 (3 pcs). CM: The interpretation "Stobensium Municipium" has been suggested for the countermark. Collection Automan.Automan
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Thrace, Lysimachus14 views 297-282 BC
Tetradrachm,
16.84g
Thompson-not, Meydancikkale-2675, SNG Fitzwilliam-1849 var.
Amphipolis mint
Obv: Head of Alexander the Great with Ammon horns r.
Rx: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena enthroned to l., her l. arm resting on round shield (with lion's head in center), holding Nike on outstretched r. hand, Nike crowning the king's name. In inner r. field, monogram.VF
JBGood
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Thracia, Lampsakos, Lysimachos, Thompson 47552 viewsLysimachos, 323-281 BC
AR - tetradrachm, 28.8mm, 16.85g
struck in Lampsakos, 286-281 BC
obv. Head of Alexander the Great, wearing taenia and horn of Ammon
rev. BASILEWS - LYSIMAXOY
Athena, wearing Corinthian helmet, in long robe, std. l. on throne, l. arm resting on shield decorated with lion's-head, spear pointing downwards behind her r. shoulder, holding in outstretched r. hand winged Nike who is crowning the name with a wreath.
in l. Field monogram HP (ligate)
in ex. crescent with cavity l.
ref. Thompson 47; Müller 401; SNG Paris 2542
about EF, a small scratch before the crescent, wonderful style, a Hellenistic artwork! For sure one of the 5% most beautiful specimens of this type!
Pedigree:
ex Ancient Auction House (2003)
ex coll. Pete Burbules (2004)
ex coll. AlexB, Hongkong (2007)
ex Forum Ancient Coins (2008), thanks!
Now this gem has its place for some years at my home. Curious where it will go then!

According to Thompson Lampsakos was the biggest mint of Lysimachos in Asia Minor with c. 150 different obv. dies. When Amphipolis began about 288 BC its extensive coinage the issue from Lampsakos decreased.
13 commentsJochen
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THRACIAN KINGDOM - Lysimachus (305-281 BC)30 viewsAR tetradrachm (27mm, 17.16 gm, 11h). Pella or Amphipolis, 286/5-282/1 BC. Head of the deified Alexander the Great right, wearing horn of Ammon / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛYΣΙΜΑΧΟY, Athena enthroned left, supporting Nike on extended right hand and resting left elbow on shield propped against throne, HP monogram in inner left field, second monogram in exergue. Thompson 248. Müller 353. Well struck from dies of excellent style in sound metal and beautifully toned. NGC Choice XF 5/5 - 4/5.

From the Mayflower Collection. Ex NFA MBS 10 (June 1986), lot 165.
RobertBohn
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Trajan. Macedon, Amphipolis. Æ 2112 viewsRoman Provincial, Trajan (98-117 AD). Macedon, Amphipolis. Æ 21

KAICAR - CIBACTOC, Emperor standing left., raising hand in salute, holding spear and holding Aquilla tipped staff.

ΑΜΦΙΠΟ-Λ-IT-ΩN, Artemis Tauropolos, holding billowing veil, on bull running right.

Lindgren II 977, BMC 98, SNG Cop 101, ANS 178
Gil-galad
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Valerian I Tyche Seated Left Amphipolis16 viewsValerian, Amphipolis, 253 - 259 AD, 12.1g, 27mm, Moushmov 6129, BMC 137,
OBV: AYT KAI ΠOY ΛI OYAΛEPIANOC, radiate, draped bust right, from behind
REV: AMΦIΠΟΛEΙΤΩN, Tyche seated left holding [?]

RARE
Romanorvm
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[103b] Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, 359 - 336 B.C.53 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Philip II, 359 - 336 B.C. Bronze AE 21, Heavy or Double Unit, SNG ANS 833, aVF, 8.40g, 21.2mm, 0o, lifetime issue. Obverse: head Apollo right, wearing tania; Reverse: FILIPPOU, young male rider right, right hand raised, E right.
Ex FORVM.

Philip II expanded the size and influence of the Macedonian Kingdom, but is perhaps best known as the father of Alexander the Great. He personally selected the design of his coins.

Struck in commemoration of Philip's Olympic victory. This is one of his earliest issues in bronze.

Philip II of Macedon (382 BC–336 BC; in Greek Φίλιππος = φίλος (friend) + ίππος (horse), transliterated Philippos) was the King of Macedon from 359 BC until his assassination. He was the father of Alexander the Great, Phillip III Arrhidaeus, and possibly Ptolemy I Soter, founder of the Ptolemaic dynasty.

Born in Pella, Philip was the youngest son of King Amyntas III and Eurydice. In his youth, (ca. 368 BC–365 BC) Philip was a hostage in Thebes, which was the leading city of Greece during the Theban hegemony. While a captive there, Philip received a military and diplomatic education from Epaminondas, was involved in a pederastic relationship with Pelopidas and lived with Pammenes, who was an enthusiastic advocate of the Sacred Band of Thebes. In 364 BC, Philip returned to Macedonia. The deaths of Philip's elder brothers, King Alexander II and Perdiccas III, allowed him to take the throne in 359 BC. Originally appointed regent for his infant nephew Amyntas IV, who was the son of Perdiccas III, Philip managed to take the kingdom for himself that same year.

Philip's military skills and expansionist vision of Macedonian greatness brought him early success. The hill tribes were broken by a single battle in 358 BC, and Philip established his authority inland as far as Lake Ohrid. He used the Social War as an opportunity for expansion. In 357 BC, he took the Athenian colony of Amphipolis, which commanded the gold mines of Mount Pangaion. That same year Philip married the Epirote princess Olympias, who was the daughter of the king of the Molossians. In 356 BC, Philip conquered the town of Crenides and changed its name to Philippi. Philip also attacked Abdera and Maronea, on the Thracian sea-board. Also in 356 Alexander was born and his race horse won in the Olympics in He took Methone in 354 BC, a town which had belonged to Athens. During the siege of Methone, Philip lost an eye.

Not until his armies were opposed by Athens at Thermopylae in 352 BC did Philip face any serious resistance. Philip did not attempt to advance into central Greece because the Athenians had occupied Thermopylae. Also in 352 BC, the Macedonian army won a complete victory over the Phocians at the Battle of Crocus Field. This battle made Philip tagus of Thessaly, and he claimed as his own Magnesia, with the important harbour of Pagasae.
Hostilities with Athens did not yet take place, but Athens was threatened by the Macedonian party which Philip's gold created in Euboea. From 352 to 346 BC, Philip did not again come south. He was active in completing the subjugation of the Balkan hill-country to the west and north, and in reducing the Greek cities of the coast as far as the Hebrus (Maritza). For the chief of these coastal cities, Olynthus, Philip continued to profess friendship until its neighboring cities were in his hands.

In 349 BC, Philip started the siege of Olynthus. Olynthus at first allied itself with Philip, but later shifted its allegiance to Athens. The Athenians did nothing to help Olynthus. Philip finally took Olynthus in 348 BC and razed the city to the ground. In 346 BC, he intervened effectively in the war between Thebes and the Phocians, but his wars with Athens continued intermittently.

Macedonia and the regions adjoining it having now been securely consolidated, Philip celebrated his Olympic games at Dium. In 347 BC, Philip advanced to the conquest of the eastern districts about the Hebrus, and compelled the submission of the Thracian prince Cersobleptes. Meanwhile, Athens had made overtures for peace, and when Philip, in 346 BC, again moved south, peace was sworn in Thessaly. With key Greek city-states in submission, Philip turned to Sparta; he sent them a message, "You are advised to submit without further delay, for if I bring my army into your land, I will destroy your farms, slay your people, and raze your city." Their reply was "If." Philip and Alexander would both leave them alone. Later, the Macedonian arms were carried across Epirus to the Adriatic Sea. In 342 BC, Philip led a great military expedition north against the Scythians, conquering the Thracian fortified settlement Eumolpia to give it his name, Philippoupolis (modern Plovdiv).

In 340 BC, Philip started the siege of Perinthus. Philip began another siege in 339 BC of the city of Byzantium. After unsuccessful sieges of both cities, Philip's influence all over Greece was compromised. However, Philip successfully reasserted his authority in the Aegean by defeating an alliance of Thebans and Athenians at the Battle of Chaeronea in 338 BC. He erected a memorial of a marble lion to the Sacred Band of Thebes for their bravery that still stands today. Philip created and led the League of Corinth in 337 BC. Members of the League agreed never to wage war against each other, unless it was to suppress revolution. Philip was elected as leader (hegemon) of the army of invasion against the Persian Empire. In 336 BC, when the invasion of Persia was in its very early stage, Philip was assassinated, and was succeeded on the throne of Macedon by his son Alexander the Great.

Philip’s Assassination

The murder happened in October of 336 BC, at Aegae, the ancient capital of the kingdom of Macedon. The court had gathered there for the celebration of the marriage between Alexander of Epirus and Philip's daughter. While the king was entering unprotected into the town's theatre (highlighting his approachability to the Greek diplomats present), he was killed by Pausanias of Orestis, one of Philip's seven bodyguards. The assassin immediately tried to escape and reach his associates who were waiting for him with horses at the entrance of Aegae. He was pursued by three of Philip's bodyguards and died by their hands.
The reasons for Pausanias' assassination of Phillip are difficult to fully expound, since there was controversy already among ancient historians. The only contemporary account in our possession is that of Aristotle, who states rather tersely that Philip was killed because Pausanias had been offended by the followers of Attalus, the king's father-in-law.

Whatever else that may be written about Philip II it must be recognized that he was responsible for making Macedon the ascendant Greek power. He reorganized the Macedonian army. It was this army that Alexander the Great inherited. Phillip II trained some of his Alexander’s best generals: Antigonus Cyclops, Antipater, Nearchus, Parmenion, and Perdiccas.

While Alexander was a bold and charismatic leader, he owes much of his success to his father.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_II_of_Macedon
J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.


Cleisthenes
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[103c] Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, 359 - 336 B.C.43 viewsBronze AE Unit, SNG ANS 896, SNG Cop 589, F, 5.554g, 16.8mm, 0o, Macedonian mint, c. 359 - 336 B.C.; lifetime issue. Obverse: head Apollo right wearing tania; Reverse: FILIPPOU, young male riding horse prancing to right, AI below. Ex FORVM.


Philip II expanded the size and influence of the Macedonian Kingdom, but is perhaps best known as the father of Alexander the Great. He personally selected the design of his coins.

Philip II of Macedon (382 BC–336 BC; in Greek Φίλιππος = φίλος (friend) + ίππος (horse), transliterated Philippos) was the King of Macedon from 359 BC until his assassination. He was the father of Alexander the Great, Phillip III Arrhidaeus, and possibly Ptolemy I Soter, founder of the Ptolemaic dynasty.

Born in Pella, Philip was the youngest son of King Amyntas III and Eurydice. In his youth, (ca. 368 BC–365 BC) Philip was a hostage in Thebes, which was the leading city of Greece during the Theban hegemony. While a captive there, Philip received a military and diplomatic education from Epaminondas, was involved in a pederastic relationship with Pelopidas and lived with Pammenes, who was an enthusiastic advocate of the Sacred Band of Thebes. In 364 BC, Philip returned to Macedonia. The deaths of Philip's elder brothers, King Alexander II and Perdiccas III, allowed him to take the throne in 359 BC. Originally appointed regent for his infant nephew Amyntas IV, who was the son of Perdiccas III, Philip managed to take the kingdom for himself that same year.

Philip's military skills and expansionist vision of Macedonian greatness brought him early success. The hill tribes were broken by a single battle in 358 BC, and Philip established his authority inland as far as Lake Ohrid. He used the Social War as an opportunity for expansion. In 357 BC, he took the Athenian colony of Amphipolis, which commanded the gold mines of Mount Pangaion. That same year Philip married the Epirote princess Olympias, who was the daughter of the king of the Molossians. In 356 BC, Philip conquered the town of Crenides and changed its name to Philippi. Philip also attacked Abdera and Maronea, on the Thracian sea-board. Also in 356 Alexander was born and his race horse won in the Olympics in He took Methone in 354 BC, a town which had belonged to Athens. During the siege of Methone, Philip lost an eye.

Not until his armies were opposed by Athens at Thermopylae in 352 BC did Philip face any serious resistance. Philip did not attempt to advance into central Greece because the Athenians had occupied Thermopylae. Also in 352 BC, the Macedonian army won a complete victory over the Phocians at the Battle of Crocus Field. This battle made Philip tagus of Thessaly, and he claimed as his own Magnesia, with the important harbour of Pagasae.
Hostilities with Athens did not yet take place, but Athens was threatened by the Macedonian party which Philip's gold created in Euboea. From 352 to 346 BC, Philip did not again come south. He was active in completing the subjugation of the Balkan hill-country to the west and north, and in reducing the Greek cities of the coast as far as the Hebrus (Maritza). For the chief of these coastal cities, Olynthus, Philip continued to profess friendship until its neighboring cities were in his hands.

In 349 BC, Philip started the siege of Olynthus. Olynthus at first allied itself with Philip, but later shifted its allegiance to Athens. The Athenians did nothing to help Olynthus. Philip finally took Olynthus in 348 BC and razed the city to the ground. In 346 BC, he intervened effectively in the war between Thebes and the Phocians, but his wars with Athens continued intermittently.

Macedonia and the regions adjoining it having now been securely consolidated, Philip celebrated his Olympic games at Dium. In 347 BC, Philip advanced to the conquest of the eastern districts about the Hebrus, and compelled the submission of the Thracian prince Cersobleptes. Meanwhile, Athens had made overtures for peace, and when Philip, in 346 BC, again moved south, peace was sworn in Thessaly. With key Greek city-states in submission, Philip turned to Sparta; he sent them a message, "You are advised to submit without further delay, for if I bring my army into your land, I will destroy your farms, slay your people, and raze your city." Their reply was "If." Philip and Alexander would both leave them alone. Later, the Macedonian arms were carried across Epirus to the Adriatic Sea. In 342 BC, Philip led a great military expedition north against the Scythians, conquering the Thracian fortified settlement Eumolpia to give it his name, Philippoupolis (modern Plovdiv).

In 340 BC, Philip started the siege of Perinthus. Philip began another siege in 339 BC of the city of Byzantium. After unsuccessful sieges of both cities, Philip's influence all over Greece was compromised. However, Philip successfully reasserted his authority in the Aegean by defeating an alliance of Thebans and Athenians at the Battle of Chaeronea in 338 BC. He erected a memorial of a marble lion to the Sacred Band of Thebes for their bravery that still stands today. Philip created and led the League of Corinth in 337 BC. Members of the League agreed never to wage war against each other, unless it was to suppress revolution. Philip was elected as leader (hegemon) of the army of invasion against the Persian Empire. In 336 BC, when the invasion of Persia was in its very early stage, Philip was assassinated, and was succeeded on the throne of Macedon by his son Alexander the Great.

Philip’s Assassination

The murder happened in October of 336 BC, at Aegae, the ancient capital of the kingdom of Macedon. The court had gathered there for the celebration of the marriage between Alexander of Epirus and Philip's daughter. While the king was entering unprotected into the town's theatre (highlighting his approachability to the Greek diplomats present), he was killed by Pausanias of Orestis, one of Philip's seven bodyguards. The assassin immediately tried to escape and reach his associates who were waiting for him with horses at the entrance of Aegae. He was pursued by three of Philip's bodyguards and died by their hands.
The reasons for Pausanias' assassination of Phillip are difficult to fully expound, since there was controversy already among ancient historians. The only contemporary account in our possession is that of Aristotle, who states rather tersely that Philip was killed because Pausanias had been offended by the followers of Attalus, the king's father-in-law.

Whatever else that may be written about Philip II it must be recognized that he was responsible for making Macedon the ascendant Greek power. He reorganized the Macedonian army. It was this army that Alexander the Great inherited. Phillip II trained some of his Alexander’s best generals: Antigonus Cyclops, Antipater, Nearchus, Parmenion, and Perdiccas.

While Alexander was a bold and charismatic leader, he owes much of his success to his father.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_II_of_Macedon
J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
Cleisthenes
   
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